Longest Name of a Place

New Zealand, we all know is a very beautiful country. It’s basically an island country and when we talk of island’s, we mean sea, hills etc. On the Southern Hawk’s Bay of New Zealand there is a hill which is famous for many things but there is something interesting that you need to know.  It has an incredibly long name!

Exploration:

The hill was explored by Tamatea-pōkai-whenua

Height:

305 metres high

Nick Name:

Taumata. The nick name is given by locals  for the ease of conversation.

Longest Hill Name:

Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu.

Yes, that’s right, this is the name of the hill and it is the longest name of a place among all the English-speaking country. This name is in Maori Language and its rough translation is like:
The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.

If you know more about this hill, please leave a comment below and we will add it in the article.

Image credit: itravelnz™

4 Responses to Longest Name of a Place
  1. PARVIZ
    January 25, 2012 | 6:27 pm

    I know is is true but for me unobservable.

  2. Shaheryar ALi
    January 25, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    Lonest name of place (village) in wales Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, 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.

  3. Brendon Green
    September 7, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    The sign shows an abbreviated form of the name. The full-length uncensored name (105 letters) and pronunciation are on the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taumata

  4. Adam
    December 20, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    it’s hawkes bay not hawks bay

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