Geographical midpoint of Europe

Local nameEuropos geografinis centras
LocationVilnius County, Lithuania

The location of the geographical centre of Europe depends on the definition of the borders of Europe, mainly whether remote islands are included to define the extreme points of Europe, and on the method of calculating the final result. Thus, several places claim to host this hypothetical centre.

The first official declaration of the Centre of Europe was made in 1775 by the Polish royal astronomer and cartographer Szymon Antoni Sobiekrajski, who calculated it to be in the town of Suchowola near Białystok in modern north-eastern Poland. The method used was that of calculating equal distances from the extreme points of Europe: the westernmost point in Portugal; the easternmost point in the Central Urals; the northernmost point in Norway; and the southernmost point in Greece. There is a monument commemorating that definition in Suchowola 53°34′39″N 23°06′22″E.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_midpoint_of_Europe

Official Website http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/what-to-see/places-to-visit/around-vilnius/geographical-centre-of-europe/

Address Golfo gatvė, 15010, Lithuania

Coordinates 54°54'23.715" N 25°19'8.695" E

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