Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How about a trip to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is the abbreviated version of this town's name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch . Want to know how to pronounce it? Check out this YouTube video.

Also known as Llanfairpwll, it's a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor.

This village has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The short form of the village's name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, also spelled Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. It is commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll.

According to the 2001 census, the population of the community is 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% are able to speak Welsh. It is the fifth largest settlement on the island by population.

I think we should plan a trip, that is after we learn to pronounce the town's name!


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