Friday, February 27, 2015

Long Names

Random Stuff i found in my draft which i thought was quite wow (it's been in there since 2010 and i don't remember which website this was from haha)

Long Names

The longest place name contains 58 letters

A little village in Wales boasts the longest place name at 58 letters:


But New Zealand makes the same claim with a hill containing 92 letters:


But after some further digging we found the winner to be Bangkok. OK, so that's only 7 letters, but the official ceremonial name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon for short meaning 'City of Angels'.

The full name of Bangkok has many variations in spelling but we found what is believed to be the official spelling coming in at 163 letters:


The translation here is pretty much the unabridged history of the city rather than a word.