- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɛntɹəl ˈjʊəɹəp/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛntɹəl ˈjʊɹəp/
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- A geographic region in the center of Europe, usually including Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Germany.
- 1996, Lonnie R. Johnson, Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends, page 4:
- Western Christendom's centuries-long confrontation with the Oriental and Islamic empire of the Ottoman Turks also helped define Central Europe as a cultural and historical region.
The boundaries of Central Europe are not precise, and vary with the person discussing it. However, it can be roughly defined as bordered on the west by France and the Low Countries, on the east by the political boundaries of the former Soviet Union, on the north by the Baltic Sea, and on the south by Italy and the Adriatic.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:Central Europe.