Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (pronounced [ɬanˌvair puɬˈɡwɨ̞nɡɨ̞ɬ]) is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey, Wales, on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. Both shortened (Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG) and lengthened (Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch) forms of the placename are used in various contexts (with the longer form pronounced [ˌɬanvairpʊɬˌɡwɨ̞ŋɡɨ̞ɬɡɔˌɡɛrəˌχwərnˌdrɔbʊɬˌɬantəˌsɪljɔˌɡɔɡɔˈɡoːχ] (listen)).

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Location within Anglesey
Population2,999 (2018 Estimate)[1]
OS grid referenceSH528716
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLL
Postcode districtLL61
Dialling code01248
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53.2232°N 4.2008°W / 53.2232; -4.2008

At the 2011 Census, the population was 3,107,[4] of whom 71% could speak Welsh.[5] It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.

The long form of the name, with 58 characters split into 18 syllables, is purported to be the longest place name in Europe and the second longest one-word place name in the world.[6][7]