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No, we didn't just fall asleep on the keyboard. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is actually a small town in Northern Wales. And, unsurprisingly, it has the longest town name in all of Europe (58 letters). Here's the catch: it isn't the town's given name. This story begins in the 1860s, and you can hear all about it in the following video.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 20, 2017