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The Centre of Europe Purnuskes lies 25 km to the North of Vilnius, is the real centre of Europe, marked by The National Institute of Geography of France in 1989. (It has now somehow moved a little closer.)
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'''Purnuskes''' is a small village in [[Lithuania]] that lies about 25 km to the north of [[Vilnius]]. Some consider this place to be the real '''Centre of Europe'''.
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Its claim to fame is that in 1989 the National Institute of Geography, of France, calculated the centre of Europe to be just outside the village. A stone memorial was erected on the calculated spot. A subsequent revision, after it was realised that Malta had been omitted from the calculation, changed the location ... by about 100 metres. A brand new memorial pillar was erected in 2004 to mark Lithuania's membership of the EU.[http://www.citypaper.ee/heart_of_grass/]
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*The (''Real'') '''Centre of Europe'''. (It has now somehow moved a little closer.)
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Revision as of 11:56, 29 December 2009

Purnuskes is a small village in Lithuania that lies about 25 km to the north of Vilnius. Some consider this place to be the real Centre of Europe.

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Understand

Its claim to fame is that in 1989 the National Institute of Geography, of France, calculated the centre of Europe to be just outside the village. A stone memorial was erected on the calculated spot. A subsequent revision, after it was realised that Malta had been omitted from the calculation, changed the location ... by about 100 metres. A brand new memorial pillar was erected in 2004 to mark Lithuania's membership of the EU.[1]

Get in

Get around

See

  • The (Real) Centre of Europe. (It has now somehow moved a little closer.)

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Contact

Get out


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