Place name trivia: Where is the longest place name in the world?

Maori: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, or Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, used to be referred to as Taumata) is a 305-meter-high hill in New Zealand,…

Maori: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, or Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, used to be referred to as Taumata) is a 305-meter-high hill in New Zealand, located in the southern part of the Hawkes Bay area. This place name is one of the longest names in the world (85 letters in total).


Place name trivia: Where is the longest place name in the world?
Place name trivia: Where is the longest place name in the world?

In the middle of Massachusetts, there is a small lake and cottage with an area of ​​less than 5 square kilometers, but it is quite famous in the United States. This is not only because of its beauty, but because it has a long and strange name. The name consists of 44 letters. It also takes 21 words to translate into Chinese, namely: Chargoga Gogman Chauga Gogcha Ubna Gonamaug. This place name was originally a “gentleman agreement” for fishing between Indian tribes, meaning “you are fishing on your side, I am fishing on my side, no one is allowed to fish in the middle.”

Such a long place name is the only one in the United States, and it is unique in the world. Every year, a large number of tourists are not far away, and thousands of miles of servants are looking for a visit. It is indeed a great benefit to use this long place name to attract tourists and start the financial resources.

However, this place name is too long and it is too inconvenient to use. As a result, the locals are accustomed to “smashing” a large section in front of them. In daily interactions and conversations, they only say “Chaumbongonga Mamag”.

Although the owner who named it, a local Indian, has long since passed away, it is, after all, one of the best in the United States, attracting visitors from all over the world with its own unique charm.

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