List of places referred to as the Center of the Universe
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Several cities have been given the nickname "Center (or Centre) of the Universe". In addition, several fictional works have described a depicted location as being at the center of the universe.
Nicknames of places
- Naro Space Center, the only spaceport in South Korea.
- Space Flight Operations Facility, the operations control center of the NASA Deep Space Network.
- Tanegashima Space Center, the main spaceport of Japan.
- The interpretive centre at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, British Columbia is named The Centre of the Universe.
- Monument, educational trail and geographical point referred to as "Center of the World and the Universe", created by local artists near Vrbové town. 
- Hammersmith – local historian Keith Whitehouse claimed it as the centre of the universe due to its history of radical politics and invention.
- Kirmington – home of Guy Martin referred to as ‘Center of T’ Universe’.
- Wolverhampton – Sir Terry Wogan referred to Wolverhampton as the centre of the Universe because there, the bathwater goes straight down the plughole.
- A site near Kamloops, British Columbia has been referred to as a spiritual "Centre of the Universe".
- Toronto, Ontario – a term used derisively by residents of the rest of Canada in reference to the city. See also: nicknames for Toronto.
- Teotihuacan in modern-day Mexico – considered the center of the universe by many Mesoamerican tribes, including the Aztecs, and was a model city for the later indigenous civilizations. It was called the "birthplace of the gods" and heavily influenced the region despite being abandoned for centuries.
- A concrete circle at the apex of a rebuilt span of the old Boston Avenue viaduct, between 1st and Archer Streets, in Tulsa, Oklahoma is known as "The Center of the Universe". The spot produces an acoustical anomaly and it is for which the Center of the Universe Festival and Ms. Center of the Universe Pageant are named.
- Albuquerque, New Mexico – a large sculpted-hallway structure with short corridors aligned to north-south, east-west, and up-down, at the main campus of the University of New Mexico is known as "The Center of the Universe".
- Alumni Hall (University of Notre Dame), South Bend, Indiana
- Ashland, Virginia – the actual, cosmological center of the Universe, as declared by former Mayor Dick Gillis.
- Bon Aqua, Hickman County, Tennessee – referred to as the center of the universe by country singer Johnny Cash.
- Fremont, Seattle – a neighborhood in Seattle is the “official” Center of the Universe: sign at the Center of the Universe.
- John B. Lindale House in Magnolia, Delaware – displays a sign proclaiming "This is Magnolia, the Center of the Universe around which the Earth revolves".
- New York City
- Palm Court, New College of Florida in Sarasota, Florida – enshrined the Center of the Universe in 1965.
- The center of the Great Dome on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Wallace, Idaho – declared by a mayoral proclamation to be the Center of the Universe based on the theory of probabilism: if you cannot prove that Wallace is not the Center of the Universe, then it must be the Center of the Universe.
- Three Rivers, Michigan - declared by the Three Rivers City Commission mainly based on a number of stories collected by a local resident of people from Three Rivers finding other people in unexpected places with connections to the Three Rivers area while they travel.
- Glen Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria – nicknamed "The Centre of the Universe" (Chinese: "宇宙中心") by the local Chinese residents due to its convenient location, ample amenities, good weather, and favourable living conditions.
Depictions of a "Center of the Universe" in fiction include:
- Any place other than The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
- Azathoth, "The Blind Idiot God", in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
- Eternia, the planet that is home to the Masters of the Universe.
- In the game Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time for the PS3, The Great Clock was said to be constructed at the exact center of the universe (give or take fifty feet).
- In the game Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii, Mario travels to the final area, named the Center of the Universe.
- Nibbler's home planet Eternium, in Futurama.
- Oa, a planet at the center of the DC Comics Universe.
- San Dimas, California in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
- Terminus, in the Doctor Who serial Terminus.
- Center of the universe
- Earth's inner core
- Galactic Center
- Geographical centre of Earth
- Great Attractor
- History of the center of the Universe
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- Cf. article La Gare de Perpignan
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- "Centre of the Universe". tourismkamloops.com.
- Rayburn, Alan (2001). Naming Canada: Stories about Canadian Place Names. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-8293-0. Archived from the original on 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
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- "Why is New York City known as "the Big Apple" and "Gotham?"". Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Sarah Moore (March 22, 2011). "Explore Manhattan Neighborhoods: The Center of the Universe (aka Times Square)". Her Campus Media. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "Times Square The Crossroads of the World". TimesSquare.com. October 30, 2009. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "Campus Hangouts at 'center of the universe'". Retrieved July 21, 2019.
- Patrick Henry Winston. "Nightmare at the Center of the Universe". Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- "The Self-Proclaimed Center of the Universe is in Wallace, Idaho | Atlas Obscura". www.atlasobscura.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
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