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In geography, the centroid of the two-dimensional shape of a region of the Earth's surface (projected radially to sea level or onto a geoid surface) is known as its geographical centre or geographical center. There has long been debate over the methods of calculation of the geographical centres of various countries and regions, such as whether to include offshore islands, and in that case, if the islands should be moved towards the mainland, making it possible to build a connected 2D model of the country and identify the geographical centre as the centre of gravity (equilibrium point) using a needle. An alternative to defining the geographical centre as the centroid is to define it as the point farthest from the boundary of the country (either the sea, or, in the case of constituent countries, a land border); this is similar to the pole of inaccessibility (place furthest from a coastline). These methods can give quite different results.
Notable geographical centres
- Geographical centre of Earth
- Geographical center of Europe
- Geographical center of Austria
- Geographical center of Belgium
- Geographical center of Croatia is assumed to be in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
- Geographical centre of Estonia
- Geographical center of Hungary
- Geographical centre of Ireland
- Geographical center of Lithuania
- Centre of Norway
- Centre of Poland
- Geographical center of Serbia
- Geographical centre of Slovenia
- Geographical center of Sweden
- Geographical center of Switzerland
- Centre points of the United Kingdom
- Geographic center of North America
- Geographical center of the Russian Federation
- Geographical Center of Asia, in China or Russia
- Centre points of Australia
- Geographical centre of New Zealand
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- "Geographical Center of India" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-11-19.