Tuesday, August 09, 2005

World Famous In New Zealand!

The Longest Name Ever! :p
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    Krungthep Mahanakhon Bovorn Ratanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparatratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasathan Amornpiman Avatarnsathit Sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit,
    meaning the 'City of Angels', is known to the locals as Krungthep Mahanakhon. The rest of the world knows it as Bangkok, Thailand. However, it is not recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest place name as it is not used on a daily basis by the locals.

    The city with the longest name in common usage is in New Zealand. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauotamateturipukaka pikimaungahoro - Nukupokaiwhenua kitanatahu
    translates as the 'place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as land-eater, played his flute to his loved one'. This is the place name recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

    currently has the prestige of having the UK's longest place name.

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