A village on the island of Anglesey, off the northwest coast of Wales. Its celebrity rests on its name, which at 58 letters is the longest place-name in Britain. It is in fact a somewhat bogus name, and not surprisingly it is very seldom used in practice. It was revived in 1973, when the railway station reopened, so as to make something of a tourist attraction of the station signs, but in ordinary everyday use the place is known as Llanfairpwllgwyngill. The full name means "St. Mary’s church by the pool of the white hazel trees,.
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