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Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea. The line goes through Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. This Geodetic arc was established by the German-born Russian scientist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve in 1816-1855.
Von Struve made his studys mainly in Tartu where the first station of this Struve Geodetic arc is located. By creating these stations he was trying to establish the exact size and shape of the earth. In 2005 the Struve Geodetic Arc was inscribed on the World Heritage List. Originally there were 265 stations which were only holes drilled to the rock but nowadays there are 34 commemorative plaques or built obelisks.
The northernmost obelisk is located in the north side of Hammerfest.
By Clemensfranz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=315452
Take a walk around the obelisk.
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