At the length of 85 characters, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu holds the world record for the longest place name on the planet.
This 304.8 meter hill on the North Island of New Zealand is a major tourist attraction for many people from across the globe.
The Hill was named after Tamatea, who was a legendary Maori explorer who travelled across the lands of New Zealand.
To honor Tamatea’s achievements the Maori people named a hill after him, which is an entire sentence to show their appreciation to this great man. The hill name translates to “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.”
Although the Maori name is the official name, there are many different versions of the name that are not so often used. One of the other Maori versions of the toponym consists of 105 letters, this name is not used as much as the 85 letter name.
This hill still stands worthy of the Guinness book of World Records leader of the longest place name in the world even if its spelled with 85 or 105 characters.