Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

What is the longest city [name] in the US?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    NUNATHLOOGAGAMIUTBINGOI, the name of some dunes in Alaska, taken from Eskimo.

    However, in Massachusetts, there is Lake CHARGOGAGOGMANCHARGOGAGOGCHARBUNAGUNGAMOG, usually listed on maps as "Lake Webster." It supposedly means "You fish on your side, I'll fish on my side, nobody fish in the middle."

    The longest hyphenated placename in the United States appearing in the Geographic Names Information System is WINCHESTER-ON-THE-SEVERN (21 letters, in Maryland). The longest unhyphenated place names are MOOSELOOKMEGUNTIC (17 letters, in Maine), KLEINFELTERSVILLE (17 letters, in Pennsylvania), and WAUGULLEWUTLEKAUH (17 letters, in California). The latter is labeled historical and is probably the name of an Indian village that disappeared long ago. Some long place names in the GNIS which include spaces are: Little Harbor on the Hillsboro, FL; Pops Hammock Seminole Village, FL; Friendly Village of Crooked Creek, GA; Little Diamond Island Landing, ME; Orchard Point At Piney Orchard, MD; Point Field Landing on the Severn, MD; Riverside Village of Church Creek, MD; Monmouth Heights at Manalapan, NJ; Staffordville Public Landing, NJ; Holly View Forest-Highland Park, NC; The Landing at Plantation Point, SC; Big Thicket Creekmore Village, TX; Kinney and Gourlays Improved City Plat, UT; Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, UT; and West Virginia Central Junction, WV [Dan Tilque].

    According to The Texas Almanac, DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS is the longest place name in Texas. (Dalworthington Gardens is an island city surrounded by Arlington. The name is derived from its proximity to Dallas and Ft. Worth) [Charles Turner].

    "The longest placename I've ever found on a map is INDUSTRIAL CITY OF GORDON, MURRAY AND WHITFIELD COS (43 letters, in Georgia) which was on the Rand McNally Road Atlas of 1985. Expanding the abbreviation to COUNTIES makes it 48 letters long. Unfortunately, this name is now shortened to just Industrial City."

    EL PUEBLO DE NUESTRA SENORA LA REINA DE LOS ANGELES DE PORCIUNCULA. The name Los Angeles is Spanish for The Angels. There is much more to this name, however. On Wednesday, August 2, 1769, Father Juan Crespi, a Franciscan priest accompanying the first European land expedition through California, led by Captain Fernando Rivera Y Moncado, described in his journal a "beautiful river from the northwest" located at "34 degrees 10 minutes." They named the river Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Porciúncula. In the Franciscan calendar, August 2 was the day of the celebration of the feast of the Perdono at the tiny Assisi chapel of St. Francis of Assisi. Early in St. Francis' life, the Benedictines had given him this tiny chapel for his use near Assisi. The chapel, ruined and in need of repair, was located on what the Italians called a porziuncola or "very small parcel of land." Painted on the wall behind the altar was a fresco of the Virgin Mary surrounded by angels. Now contained within a Basilica, the chapel was named Saint Mary of the Angels at the Little Portion. The newly discovered "beautiful river" was named in honor of this celebration and this chapel. In 1781, a new settlement was established along that river. The settlement came to be known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion although its official name was simply El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles [from The full name of Los Angeles, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula, can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A. [Stuart Kidd].

  • 1 decade ago

    "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Poriuncula( I hope that was what you were looking for!?!)

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