hill in New Zealand

Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu[1] is the Maori name of a hill in New Zealand. The short form Taumata is used in everyday talk. The hill is 305 meters high.[2]

Taumata is located in New Zealand
Location of Taumata
The Taumata sign in 2006

It has eighty-five letters in its name. It is one of the longest place names in the world.

Notes and sourcesEdit

  1. This spelling is based on the sign located on the hill itself, two versions of which are shown in photographs shown in this article.
  2. "About name". taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.com. 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2011-04-16.[permanent dead link]