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Europos Centras

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Hidden : 05/03/2012
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On May 2012 we traveled with PHIL and Freakyfinder for a long Geocaching-weekend
from Bremen
, Germany to VilniusLithuania
We found so many nice caches in Vilnius region.
We missed on this beautiful place a cache, so we decided to place a cache here.

A special thanks to ly2kw.
We met him at an event in Vilnius and he will take care of the cache.

After a reestimation of the boundaries of the continent of Europe in 1989 from Institut Géographique National (French National Geographic Institute) determined that the Geographic Centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E.The method used for calculating this point was that of the centre of gravity of the geometrical figure of Europe. This point is located in Lithuania, specifically 26 kilometres north of its capital city, Vilnius, near the village of Purnuškės. A monument, composed by the sculptor Gediminas Jokūbonis and consisting of a column of white granite surmounted by a crown of stars, was erected at the location in 2004. An area of woods and fields surrounding the geographic centre point and including Lake Girija, Bernotai Hill, and an old burial ground, was set aside as a reserve in 1992. The State Tourism Department at the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania has classified the Geographic Centre monument and its reserve as a tourist attraction. This location is the only one listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the geographical centre of Europe.
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