The center of Europe is difficult to define because of the inaccuracy of the definition of the Europe: with or without the Russia, islands, lakes, etc, and of the definition even of a Center: center including Quadrangle, center of gravity with or without weighting, etc Since the Années 1950, the European Communities political and monetarists who followed one another also introduced new centers.
Center geographical Europe
18th centuryIn 1775, the town of Suchowola in Poland is indicated like centers geographical Europe by the Polish astronomer Szymon Antoni Sobiekrajski. It used the method of the intersection of the diagonals connecting the extreme points of Europe. At the point of coordinates a monument is.
In Slovakia, the town of Krahule, beside Kremnica, has also a stele indicating the point to.
19th centuryThe village of Dilove on the river the Tisza, close to the Rumanian border in Ukraine has a large judicious stone to represent the center of Europe measured in 1887 by geographers of the Empire Austro-Hungarian. An inscription indicates that the method is the average of the latitudes and longitudes extreme, and coordinates. However the exact position of the monument is rather.
20th centuryAugust 1st
Center European UnionIt returns to Jean-Georges Affholder, engineer with IGN French to have determined these various points as well as the centers of the euro area.
- Europe of the 12 before 1990: Saint-Andre-the-Cock (Puy-de-Dôme) - France.
- Europe of the 12 in 1990 (after reunification of the Germany): Saint-Clement (To combine) - France.
- Of 1995 in April 2004: Europe comprises 15 members: Viroinval in Belgium.
- Of May 2004 in December 2006: Europe comprises 25 members: Kleinmaischeid (the Rhineland-Palatinat - Germany.
- Since January 1st, 2007: Europe comprises 27 members: Gelnhausen (Hesse) and more precisely the foot of the hill Niedermittlauer Heiligenkopfes in the hamlet of Meerholz.
Center Euroland (worldwide which has the Euro like currency)
- At January 1st, 1999 (beginning of the currency euro): Blancafort (Expensive) - France.
- At January 1st, 2001 (the Greece in more): Montreuillon - Nievre - France.
- At January 1st, 2007 (the Slovenia in more): Mhère - Nievre and more precisely in the wood of the Banquet, in the south of the vault.
- an article of the Review IGN magazine , March-April 2007
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