If your thinking what the hell is this gibberish title and how the hell should we pronounce, then go ahead and read this blog. I have tried n no. of times to pronounce it at one go and after many many attempts, was able to get it right. For the readers sake, I have also shown how to pronounce the name in the last section of the blog. You guys can give it a try and check in which attempt you get it right 😀. Coming back to the blog, read it and give the challenge to your friends.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” is a Welsh village on the island of Anglesey, which is also the name of the county town is on. The city is known for having the longest place name in the United Kingdom and Europe. The city also has the third longest place name in the world.


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the unofficial name for the city. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllis the official name of “only” twenty letters (17 in the Welsh alphabet where “ll” and “ch” are single letters). The city name is abbreviated “Llanfairpwll” of Welsh speakers and “Llanfair PG” of those who speak English. Locally called simply “Llanfair”. The importance of the city name is: “[St.] Mary’s church in the lowering of the white hazel near a strong vortex and [St.] Tysilios church near the red cave”.

The city has also been in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest name of a railway station. There have been attempts to break the record none of these names have been officially recognised. Finally, as promised earlier this is how to pronounce the long version of the city name:

Llan-‘vair pul-the Penguin-‘gil go-costs-‘öch uörn-‘drob ull-‘llant two’si-li-o go-go-‘goch.