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The Centre of the World

By Linda Tancs

Have you ever pondered which town is the nearest to the centre of the world?  The people of Ludbreg in Croatia would have you believe that since ancient times certain circles of the earth expanded concentrically from their fair town, determining the position of major European cities.   And so every year the citizens of Ludbreg add another tile bearing the name of one of the cities of the world to their main square on 1 April, Ludbreg’s birthday.  It’s no April Fools’ Day joke; today is the Day of the Centre of the World.

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