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Station building at Llanfairpwll station
The station building at the village's railway station
Population 2,999 (2018 study)
OS grid reference SH528716
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL61
Dialling code 01248
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, officially Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (pronounced llan-vire-pooll-gwin-gill-go-gare-urch-wyn-drob-ooll-andus-ilio-gogo-goch), also known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Llanfair PG or just Llanfairpwll, is a large village and community on Anglesey, an island in Wales. In a 2018 study, it had a population of 2,999 residents.

It is situated just across the Menai Strait from the city of Bangor.

It is famous for having for the longest place name in Europe and the second-longest official one-word place name in the world. The village's official name contains 58 characters and 19 syllables. It translates into English as St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave. The village was given this long name as a publicity stunt to bring people to the village.

A 2011 survey revealed that 71% of the village's population can speak Welsh.

The village has a railway station, known as Llanfairpwll railway station. The station is known for its huge sign of the village's name and how to pronounce it. The station provides direct trains to Holyhead to the west and Manchester, Crewe, Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and South Wales to the east.


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