Middle of Europe…

Posted by espenpre on 7:33 PM in My mobile life

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. Here in Poland there are two points that claim to be the center. Suchowola, north of Białystok, in north-eastern Poland, and Toruń in the northern part of central Poland. Based on distance calculations to the extreme points of Europe (Franz Josef Land in the Northeast, the border between the Russian Federation and the states of Georgia and Azerbaijan at the Caspian Sea in the Southeast, Crete in the South and the Azores in the Southwest) the centre of Europe will surprisingly be found in Southern Norway near the Telemark region (60°00′N, 07°30′E).

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