central europe according to the world factbook
(2009), encyclopædia britannica
, and brockhaus enzyklopädie
(1998). there are numerous other definitions and viewpoints.
central europe or mitteleuropa
: usage recommendation by the standing committee on geographical names, germany.
central europe is the region comprising the central part of europe. central europe occupies continuous territories that are otherwise sometimes considered parts of western europe, southern europe, and eastern europe. the concept of central europe is based on a common historical, social, and cultural identity.[a]
central europe is going through a "strategic awakening", with initiatives such as the central european initiative (cei), centrope, and the visegrád four group. while the region's economies shows considerable disparities of income, all the central european countries are listed by the human development index as very highly developed.