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The Growing Place Name Game

Haci Richard

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  • Added on: August 13th, 2008
16 Letters: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York



Home of (among others):

Billie Burke, actress best known for playing the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz;
Henry Draper, astronomer and author, first to discover that oxygen is present in the sun; and
Thomas J. Preston, Jr., Princeton University professor of archeology, husband of Frances Cleveland, widow of President Grover Cleveland.
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17 letters: The Twelve Apostles - Australia

Limestone pillars in the in Port Campbell National Park, on the Great Ocean Road...Don't tell anyone but there are only 9 left.

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  • Added on: August 13th, 2008
Kamyanets-Podilskiy - Ukraine

Unfortunately, I don't have the ability at work to upload an image so I'll have to link directly to it.


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  • Added on: August 15th, 2008
19 letters- Truth or Consequences, NM on the Rio Grande

"What happens in Central America, will happen, when it happens and if it happens"

Haci Richard

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  • Added on: August 15th, 2008
20 Letters: Bosnia and Herzegovina(at least in the English spelling)

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  • Added on: August 22nd, 2008
This is getting harder and harder
21 letters -Basilique Du Sacre Coeur
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  • Added on: August 22nd, 2008
22 letters - Muckanaghederdauhaulia, the longest place name in Ireland (it's in County Galway) and means the pig marsh between two inlets.

Can't find a pic though
Currently on a twelve month RTW trip. Read about my experiences at http://itinerantlondoner.wordpress.com

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  • Added on: August 22nd, 2008
23 letters - Lake Cadibarrawirracanna

Said by some to be the longest place name in Australia but I know of one that is 26 letters so I'm holding out till we reach that number.

It is a salt lake in central South Australia. In the local Aboriginal dialect it means "Stars dancing on water".

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Haci Richard

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  • Added on: August 27th, 2008
24 Letters: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada



According to Wikipedia: In Blackfoot, the name for the site is Estipah-skikikini-kots. According to legend, a young Blackfoot wanted to watch the buffalo plunge off the cliff from below, but was buried underneath the falling buffalo. He was later found dead under the pile of carcasses where he got his head smashed in.

It's also a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Haci Richard

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  • Added on: August 30th, 2008
25 Letters: The People's Republic of China



Big country, long name.
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  • Added on: August 30th, 2008
Thanks Haci,
26 letters - Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya
Is a hill somewhere in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Country and translates as "Where The Devil Urinates"

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the site to go with it because I think its a sacred site. But it's in the Everard Ranges so here's a Flickr image I found of the area.

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Haci Richard

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  • Added on: September 5th, 2008
27 Letters: Pemberton Township High School, Pemberton, New Jersey, USA



Not much of a destination, but I did spend four years there back in the 80s.
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Haci Richard

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  • Added on: October 8th, 2008
Let's see if this can be revived:

28 letters: Democratic Republic of the Congo, aka, Zaire



Home of some pretty amazing primates.
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Lucky Luke

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  • Added on: May 1st, 2009
I'm just sad this game never made it to 58 so I could break out Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - in Wales

Or to ...(i can't be bothered counting that far...whatever number it is...) in Bangkok's official name: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

sigh.

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  • Added on: June 30th, 2009
Delegación Iztacalco, DF de México (29 letters)

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