Category talk:Galicia (Eastern Europe)

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The category should be renamed Category:Galicia for several reasons. Central Europe is a vaguely defined region, and for the majority of our readers Lviv and its hinterland is Eastern Europe. I don't think Wikipedia should advertise contentious geographical constructs. --Ghirla-трёп- 00:45, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Eastern Europe is a term which raises even more controversies: geographically (the midpoint of Europe is in Lithuania/Belarus and half of Galicia lies in the western part of the continent) culturally (a mixture of Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism and Judaism), histrically (a part of Poland, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, USSR, Ukraine), and even linguistically (Ukrainian, Polish, German, Russian...). The region is on the crossroads, therefore naming it central European is the closest to the truth as we can get - it is too far from the eastern border of Europe to be named "eastern European". We cannot move Galicia, as we suggest, to the category without geographical designation because there is already a region with the same name in Spain. Unlike central European Galicia, which is rather a historical region, Galicia in Spain is very much alive, even being a part of Spain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Martina Moreau (talkcontribs) 20:50, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Finally, there is a question of coherence. All languages on Wikipedia signing Galicia to a region, name it central European.--Martina Moreau (talk) 20:57, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Move to Central Europe[edit]

The region is geographically located in central Europe. It cannot be classified as eastern European, because it is very far from the eastern border of Europe.--Martina Moreau (talk) 18:01, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Please cite reliable sources for your assertion. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:07, 16 November 2013 (UTC)