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Yes, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is a real town… and, suddenly, we’re extremely grateful for the fact that this is a written article and we can get away with simply typing the name instead of saying it.

Enough about our laziness, let’s get back to the town and its long name. The town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is located in Wales and is known for officially having the longest name in Europe.

It consists of 58 letters with four 'l’s' next to one another, not to mention the 'ogogogo' repetition towards the end.

According to Alun Mummery, the chairman of the village community council, the town wasn’t originally named that. In the 1860’s the local cobbler came up with the name in an attempt to lure tourists to the town.

Alun broke down the name as follows:

Church of St. Mary

In the hollow of the White Hazel

Near to the rapid Whirlpools

And the Church of St. Tysilio

And the Red Cave.

Thanks Alun, that’s exactly what we thought the name meant.

Well, you’ve got to hand it to the cobbler who came up with the name, it sure made us take notice of it.

Watch the Great Big Story video below to see what the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch and its people look like. Heck, you can even learn how to pronounce it!

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