The peoples with the strangest names in the world

Some will find it difficult to pronounce them. Others directly you will be unable. In fact, I think that no one can know if they are really well written… Today we are going to visit the towns with the strangest names in the world. Do you want to come? We recommend that you do Ctrl C - Ctrl V if you want to search for them ...

Zzyzx (California)

We are in California, in the mojave desert. Originally, it was a U.S. Army military post that they abandoned in the 19th century. It was transformed into a rest area and food supply for those who entered the desert towards the coast. With the passage of time it was totally abandoned. It is the last town in the world in alphabetical order.


Å (Norway)

And if the previous one was the last one, now we go to the first one. It is called Å (stream in Norwegian) and is found in Lofoten islands. It is a place as small as its own name, a fishing village with cod as a great source of work.


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales)

Here we do play it. Will it be well written? How do you pronounce? This town is in the isle of anglesey and its translation is no less short: "Church of Santa María in the hollow of the white hazel near a fast whirlwind and the church of San Tisilo near the red grotto."


Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland)

This town can only be reached by helicopter or ship, and not throughout the year. It is near the mouth of the Kangertittivaq fjord. Its name means "big house".


Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (New Zealand)

And although it is not a town but a hillWe could not close this review with the longest place name in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It's in New Zealand and its translation also has a crumb: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with big knees, the mountain climber, the land eater, the tireless traveler, played his flute on a loved one."

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