Other countries have some impressively-named cities too: in the United States, the cities of Winchester-on-the-Severn in Maryland, and Washington-on-the-Brazos in Texas are the longest place names at 21 letters each, although they do have hyphens to make them a little easier on the eye. And while it may now be abbreviated to the short and snappy LA, the city of Los Angeles was named after a river called El Rio de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles de La Poricuncula. Thankfully, the name was quickly shortened.
While not quite big enough to be considered a city, the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch deserves a special mention at a whopping 58 characters long. It does get shortened, but only to a still-impressive Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Other honorable mentions include the longest-named town in Europe, Azpilicuetagaraycosaroyarenberecolarrea in Spain, Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä, Finland and Muckanaghederdauhaulia in County Galway, Ireland