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13-letter place name, no repeated letters

Postby skullturfq » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:20 am

This is the only place on the internet that I can share this, and have a chance that some people will find it interesting.

Some random Wikipedia browsing led me to

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buslingth ... ncolnshire

and I noticed the following:

"A writer in Notes and queries in 1932 noted that the place-name Buslingthorpe (shared with Buslingthorpe in Leeds) contains 13 different letters, exactly half the alphabet, none repeated and with no hyphenation, and wondered whether this was unique."
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Re: 13-letter place name, no repeated letters

Postby Ken Jennings » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:09 pm

Hey, this would have been good in Maphead!

Some Googling makes it look like "Bricklehampton" in Worcestershire is one letter longer. There's an even longer town in Austria: Gumpoldskirchen. And you can get to 17 by including two levels of naming: Wildschutz, Germany.

I should swipe this for Conde Nast Traveler at some point.
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Re: 13-letter place name, no repeated letters

Postby skullturfq » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:17 pm

I also shared this on Facebook, and my friend Greg who has a graduate degree in computer science replied with the following. (Spoilerized due to length.)

Spoiler: show
Geonames dataset (http://www.geonames.org/) contains 10,951,523 place names. Of those, searching for names with 13 letters (English letters only, no punctuation), and each letter unique gives 132 results.

Andruszkowice
Auchobspringe
Austvikholmen
Bitrudsholmen
Bliksrudhagen
Blokangmesjid
Blomstervikja
Bodikstulmyra
Bogskjelvmyra
Bolingskardet
Bratschenkopf
Braugschwendt
Bridgehampton
Brysvikholmen
Buckfastleigh
Buckinghampet
Buholmskjeran
Buiksloterham
Buslingthorpe
Byholmskjeran
Bylterudmosan
Bystrzanowice
Champforgeuil
Chernoglavtsi
Christlumkopf
Chungyeolsaji
Claydonspitze
Djupegilsnova
Djupekilsmyra
Djupkeilmyran
Djupmyrhalsen
Djupvikholmen
Drauschkowitz
Druzhbinskoye
Fartygsholmen
Faulconbridge
Fuglmoskardet
Gadzhulovskiy
Gamlejonsbukt
Gamvikfjorden
Gardvikholmen
Gjstebodmyran
Glubochenskiy
Gorbachevskiy
Grimolzhausen
Grubachspitze
Hindremsbukta
Holbankspruit
Huwelijkszorg
Ildjernsbukta
Ingevaldstorp
Jutviksholmen
Jyltingsvorda
Klitschendorf
Klovsteinmyra
Korbangjhimpe
Kupriyantsevo
Kvednhusborga
Kvistrudhagen
Leimbachskopf
Lermantovskiy
Lunkowitzbach
Lyngheimsbrua
Mahlbergskopf
Manchurovskiy
Marksteinjoch
Matzleinsdorf
Melkhoutsdrif
Mickelasgrund
Moldstihaugen
Muslahnerkopf
Myrdalsgjuvet
Nordheimbukta
Obergschwandt
Obermaschwitz
Oberstampfing
Palicuktemong
Patholmsviken
Pintelhukmyra
Pitzschendorf
Pletnicsmajor
Plotschgraben
Porsvikhaugen
Postmyrhaugen
Probuzhdeniya
Putzleinsdorf
Quitschenkopf
Rikstadholmen
Rundholmsvika
Salbrechtkopf
Saltbufjorden
Salzburghofen
Schlatzendorf
Schmalzgruben
Schmilkendorf
Schorlingkamp
Schwalbenkopf
Schwarzenkopf
Schwatzendorf
Schwingerbaum
Skjeftingmyra
Skjenholtmyra
Skotfrihaugen
Spikarhovudet
Spikmyrhaugen
Spitznagelhof
Springbokvley
Staurvikfloen
Steinklovmyra
Stolpevikmyra
Stordikhaugen
Storflyhaugen
Storhaugpiken
Storvikhaugen
Stubenwaldhof
Szlichtyngowa
Tilokchandpur
Tjeldsvikmyra
Tjuvholkampen
Tjyvhusbergan
Tolmachevskiy
Unterpilsbach
Valdskiftmyro
Valsmogbukten
Vardholmbukti
Varholmsundet
Veldkampsbrug
Vigelandsbruk
Vogtlandkreis
Waldprechting
Wickermanshof
Wutschigraben
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