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This Welsh town actually exists and its name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave".

For brevity, it is understandable that many of the locals simply refer to their village as "Llanfair" which, of course, makes for easier typing and is faster to pronounce.

Prior to October 1999 it was not possible to register dot com domain names longer than 26 characters (including 4 for the dot com suffix). This denied many businesses and organisations the ability to register their full trading names as a dot com domain name, however in October 1999 it became possible to register domain names up to 67 characters in length (including the 4 for the dot com suffix).

Companies with names such as Cheltenham and Gloucester were then able to secure their trading names
with a dot com suffix (27 characters).

Click here for more information about places of interest or associated with llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

There is a station in Wales called Gorsafawddachaidraigodanheddogleddollonpenrhynareurdraethceredigion but this is well less known.

Sadly even the 67 character allowance for a dot com domain name is still insufficient for the town of Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahuin New Zealand with a staggering 92 characters however even this seems positively tiny compared to the town of


in Thailand which is a whopping 163 characters long so long that it doesn't even fit on one line! However whilst the New Zealand place name is recognised by the Guiness Book of Record, the Thailand name is not.

Other long names (but not place names) include words such as Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis (and many others) .

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