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Weatherman Nails the Longest Place Name in Europe


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The people of Britain need to know the weather they're facing when going out in the morning. If you live in the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch in northwestern Wales, then you'll have sunshine and warm temperatures.

At 58 characters long, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in all of Europe. Can you pronounce it? Liam Dutton, a weatherman with Channel 4 News, can. Watch it pour off his tongue with ease in this weather report. Dutton told the Daily Mail that he even pronounced it correctly on the first try.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch might be easy for Dutton. Perhaps he should next try the longest place name in the entire world:  Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand. That's 85 characters long.


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