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Kilometre Zero
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member GeoBlank
N 55° 45.350 E 037° 37.067
37U E 413254 N 6179770
Quick Description: The bronze plaque marking Russia's Kilometre Zero is located in Moscow, just in front of the Iberian Chapel, in a short passage connecting Red Square with Manege Square and flanked by the State Historical Museum and the City Duma.
Location: Russia
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:20:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3Y2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 23

Long Description:
In many countries, Kilometre Zero (also written km 0) or similar terms in other languages, is a particular location (often in the nation's capital city), from which distances are traditionally measured. A similar notion also exists for individual roads (that is, all locations on the road have a number, depending on their distance from that location), and for individual cities (often the city's central post office is used for this).

The most famous such marker of which any part survives from ancient times is the Milliarium Aureum ("Golden Milestone") of the Roman Empire, believed to be the literal origin for the maxim that "all roads lead to Rome."
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