countries are easy to guess- you see their flags all around. Case and point, The USA, China, and Japan. Some countries though were far too difficult to guess- even just to spell them was hard. and of course you have countries whose official names are long enough that you're not so sure what to type down- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, etc. ( i tried just typing Congo, they wouldnt allow it)
OK. So you must be all wondering what has this got to do with our Top 10 List for today. Well, im telling you all of this is because this got me thinking- hey! this could be a great Top 10!. Ever wondered, what were/are the Top 10 Longest Place Names in the World?. Not limiting ourselves to just country names, but any place names that we could think of- may it be their place' poetic name, or their past historical names.
If you guys know more, pls feel free to comment and give a shout out below. I'm REALLY curious as well especially on past names for places like the one of Los Angeles. (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula)
Anyways, Here are your Top 10 Longest Names for Places in the World
1. Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit
This is actually the official and poetic name of Bangkok,Thailand. Usually shortened to “Krung thep,” the name means “The land of angels, the great city of immortality, of divine gems, the great angelic unconquerable land of nine noble gems, the royal and pleasant capital, site of the grand royal palace, eternal land of angels and reincarnated spirit, foreordained and created by the highest devas.” Anyone wants to guess why this name didnt catch on?
(Maori name of a hill in New Zealand. Translation: "The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as Land-eater, played on the flute to his loved one"
Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "The Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay".
Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of the church of St. Tysilo near the Red Cave".
5.El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula
Los Angeles, California.
Translation: "The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion".
A lake near Webster, Massachusetts.
Translation: "You fish on your side. I'll fish on mine, and no one fishes in the middle".
7.Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi
A short river in New Brunswick, Canada
8.Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asis
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Translation: "Royal city of the holy faith of St. Francis of Assisi".
Mauri name of Hammer Springs, New Zealand.
10.Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhubhghaill
Aultanrynie, Highlands, Scotland.