Longest Place Name in the World: Taumatawhakata...

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Wimbledon Road, Prangahau, North Island.



At 85 characters, this place name is one of the longest in the world. This sign is on the Route 50 cycle touring route. Near Porangahau in Hawke's Bay is an unassuming hill known as 'Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu', which translates into English as 'the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as 'landeater', played his flute to his loved one.' Locals simply call it Taumata Hill. A sign displaying the name is situated about five kilometres along Wimbledon road. It's a great photo opportunity. The actual place is on private land, so permission is required before you can walk to it. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -40.338771 Lng: 176.586803

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So funny !!!



Really funny to see that sign. There is nothing else, so don't expect anything. The sign gives u what it says, the longest name of a place on the world :D


Birdy 2018

Very cool to see it. Why are people so negative. Offcourse it's just a sign what do you expect. But there is a story behind the name. And it is cool to pronounce it will recording.


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