The history of the measurement of the Rakhiv center of Europe
At the end of the century before last, Austria-Hungary attached great importance to the development of science. Therefore, by order of the army general staff, the necessary measurements were made and it was calculated that the center of Europe falls precisely on the Rakhiv district.
It should be noted that such a mark is not the only one. Similar indicators have been established in Austria, Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. This is due to the use of different methods of calculating the borders of the continent. They are measured along its coastline or taking into account nearby and distant islands (Franz Josef Land, Svalbard, etc.) That is why multiple disagreements arose on such a question, which, it would seem, does not need multiple interpretations.
Local experts are sure that the center of Europe is located in Ukraine. Archival documents located in Vienna serve as proof of the hypothesis.