City names with the most syllables (in English)


Source: livemocha.com

Source: livemocha.com

Below is my list of the city names with the most syllables when pronounced in English. These geographic brain benders and tongue twisters do not include hamlets, villages, and/or small towns. Any additions or corrections to his list of cities are most welcome. Cheers!

One Word

  • Casalpusterlengo, Itlay = 6 syllables
  • Thiruvananthapuram, India = 8 syllables
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA = 6 syllables

Two Words

  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil = 6 syllables
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala = 6 syllables
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA = 6 syllables

Three Words

  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA = 8 syllables
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil = 6 syllables
  • Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada = 8 syllables
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA = 6 syllables
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA = 6 syllables
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK = 6 syllables
  • Truth or Consequences, NM, USA = 6 syllables

Four Words

  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, USA = 6 syllables

Sources: en.wikipedia.org, personal knowledge, 2016 Rand McNally Road Atlas, and 2011 AA Road Atlas of Europe

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3 Responses to City names with the most syllables (in English)

  1. Leigh Coble says:

    Apalachicola, Florida 6 syllables

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  2. John Akins says:

    Thiruvananthapuram appears to me to have only 7 syllables. How do you come to 8?

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