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Author Topic: We all know about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, ..  (Read 2474 times)

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but what town in the world has the shortest name?

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Take your pick;
"A, a district in Kami-Amakusa city, Kumamoto, Japan
┼, a village in Meldal municipality, S°r-Tr°ndelag, Norway
┼, a village in ┼fjord municipality, S°r-Tr°ndelag, Norway
┼, a village in Ibestad municipality, Troms, Norway
┼, a village in Lavangen municipality, Troms, Norway
┼, a village in Tran°y municipality, Troms, Norway
┼, a place in Funen, Denmark.
┼, a village in Norrk÷ping municipality, Ísterg÷tland, Sweden
Ά, an eco-hippie community in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
B, a village in central Ohio, United States
D, a river in Oregon, United States
E, a mountain in Hokkaidō, Japan
E, a river in the Highlands of Scotland
I, a town in Shandong Sheng, Dongshan county of Fujian province, China
╠, Scottish Gaelic name for island of Iona, Scotland (also called ╠ Chaluim Chille)
ď, a castle near MortrÚe, France
O, a river in Devon, England
O, a river in Toyama, Japan
Í, a village in Sweden. Í is Swedish for "island".
ě, a hill in Jutland, Denmark. ě is Danish for "island".
U, a place in Panama
U, a settlement on Pohnpei in the Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia
┌, a place in Madagascar
Y, a settlement in Alaska, United States
Y, a commune in the department of Somme, France.
Y, a river on the north of Russia."

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I've been there! Not to all of them, but to one of them...

┼...in Lofoten, Norway. It's a lovely little ancient fishing village especially in Summer. In the Winter half year it is virtually deserted. Even the solitary bar shuts down so no point staying really.

And I'm not the only one that knows about ┼...Edgar Allen Poe waxed lyrical abut it and so did Jules Verne...or at least they didn't say much about the village but they did go on about the giant whirlpool you can drown in just off the coast from ┼.



You might not know this but ┼'s famous 'Maelstrom' is the world's largest whirlpool. Beat that, Skegness!

This old fishing village also boasts not one but two 'fascinating' museums (fascinating, that is, if you are into fish).

There's the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum and the really really riveting Lofoten Dry Fish Museum. They're both well worth having a skate around (boom boom groan).

There's never a dull moment in ┼.


« Last Edit: 02 July, 2014, 07:44:12 AM by P-Kasso2 »
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Actually the shortest place name has to be  I, a town in Shandong Sheng, Dongshan county of Fujian province, China. The letter I is about one third the width of ┼! ;D
« Last Edit: 02 July, 2014, 10:15:20 AM by antonymous »
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Couldn't resist posting this.. nothing to with shortest but is about the longest.



 
A married couple are on holiday in Wales, and they stop for lunch at the famous town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

The husband calls over the waitress and asks, "I was wondering if you could settle an argument, how exactly do you pronounce this place?"

The waitress looks at him and slowly says, "Burger King."

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Nice one, Tec. You win a side order of fries!
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