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With 58 characters this village has the longest name in Europe


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The residents of this Welsh village may have problems spelling their address. The name Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch is one of the longest in the world. There are shorter versions—Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. This place is located on the island of Anglesey, on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge. About 200,000 visitors per year come to the municipality, the name at the train station being the main magnet for them. There are also other things to do in the area such as Anglesey Sea Zoo in Brynsiencyn and the ancient St Tysilio's Church.

If you want to visit a typical Welsh village, where most people speak Welsh, and make a cool Instagram post next to a 58-character ridiculously long train station sign, stop by Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and enjoy its quiet charm. The village dates back to Neolithic Era. But it became famous in the 1880s when a local tailor came up with the idea of a prolonged name as a tourist attraction.

By the way, the name translates as “Church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave.”

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