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

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]

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

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  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]