Geographic Names Information System
The Geographic Names Information System is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer. GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names to promote the standardization of feature names; the database is part of a system that includes bibliographic references. The names of books and historic maps that confirm the feature or place name are cited. Variant names, alternatives to official federal names for a feature, are recorded; each feature receives a permanent, unique feature record identifier, sometimes called the GNIS identifier. The database never removes an entry, "except in cases of obvious duplication." The GNIS accepts proposals for new or changed names for U. S. geographical features. The general public can make proposals at the GNIS web site and can review the justifications and supporters of the proposals.
The Bureau of the Census defines Census Designated Places as a subset of locations in the National Geographic Names Database. U. S. Postal Service Publication 28 gives standards for addressing mail. In this publication, the postal service defines two-letter state abbreviations, street identifiers such as boulevard and street, secondary identifiers such as suite. Canadian Geographical Names Data Base, a similar, but non-public-domain, database for locations within Canada only GEOnet Names Server, a similar database for locations outside the United States United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Division, Digital Gazeteer: Users Manual. Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways: A Journey Into America. ISBN 0-316-35329-9 Jouris, All Over The Map, ISBN 0-89815-649-1 Report: "Countries, Areas of Special Sovereignty, Their Principal Administrative Divisions," Federal Information Processing Standards, FIPS 10-4.
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Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, United States. The population was 17,643 at the 2010 census, was estimated in 2012 to have increased to 18,342. In 2012, Orinda was ranked the second most friendly town in America by Forbes; the city is located just east of the city of Berkeley and is home to many affluent suburban professionals who commute to larger cities in the Bay Area such as Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek. Its location provides for a more rustic landscape, Orinda's many parks and trails make it a destination for many Bay Area hikers and naturalists. Present-day Orinda is located within four Mexican land grants: Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, Rancho Acalanes, Rancho El Sobrante and Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole; the area was rural known for ranching and summer cabins. In the late 19th century, the land was named by Alice Marsh Cameron in honor of the poet Katherine Philips, known as the "Matchless Orinda". In the 1880s, the United States Surveyor General for California, Theodore Wagner, built an estate which he named Orinda Park.
The Orinda Park post office opened in 1888. The post office's name was changed to Orinda in 1895. Orinda was the site of Bryant Station, a stop on the failed California and Nevada Railroad around the turn of the 20th century. In times, the area around Bryant Station was known as Orinda Crossroads. Orinda's popularity as a year-round residence grew after the 1937 completion of the Caldecott Tunnel, which provided easier access to the west. Bisected by California State Route 24 and framed by its rolling oak-covered hills, the city of Orinda was incorporated on July 1, 1985, its first mayor was Richard G. Heggie; the city has a station on the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.7 square miles, of which 12.7 square miles of it is land and 0.015 square miles of it is water. The area is characterized by a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters and warm, dry summers, it is located in the Chaparral biome.
Because Orinda is located in a hilly area, microclimates dominate temperature differences in short distances. The Oakland hills block the cool foggy conditions that can be seen in Oakland and the innerbay. In the summer, fog can spill over the Oakland hills. Heatwaves from the inland areas can be felt much more in Orinda than in Oakland and the innerbay during the summer. In the winter, Orinda sees more precipitation than surrounding areas because of its higher elevation. Snowfall is rare but not unheard of. A dusting of snow may occur in any given year because of the elevation. During stable conditions in the winter, mornings can be rather cold and frosty in downtown and lower-lying areas, while the higher hills surrounding the area may be several degrees warmer; the 2010 United States Census reported that Orinda had a population of 17,643, The population density was 1,389.5 people per square mile, The racial makeup of Orinda was 14,533 White-American, 149 African American, 22 Native American, 2,016 Asian-American, 24 Pacific Islander, 122 from other races, 777 from two or more races, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 807 persons, The Census reported that 17,600 people lived in households, 6 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 37 were institutionalized.
There were 6,553 households, out of which 2,361 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 4,673 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 370 had a female householder with no husband present, 159 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 138 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 58 same-sex married couples or partnerships, 1,127 households were made up of individuals and 695 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older; the average household size was 2.69. There were 5,202 families; the population was spread out, with 4,512 people under the age of 18, 729 people aged 18 to 24, 2,741 people aged 25 to 44, 6,111 people aged 45 to 64, 3,550 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males. There were 6,804 housing units, at an average density of 535.8 per square mile, of which 6,553 were occupied, of which 5,876 were owner-occupied, 677 were occupied by renters.
The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%. 16,010 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,590 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,599 people, 6,596 households, 5,243 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,398.2 people per square mile. There were 6,744 housing units at an average density of 535.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 86.6% White, 0.5% Black, 0.15% Native American, 9.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, 2.84% from two or more races. 3.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,596 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.5% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or
Hercules is a city in western Contra Costa County, California. Situated along the coast of San Pablo Bay, it is located in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 10 miles north of Berkeley, California; as of 2010, its population was 24,060, according to the United States Census Bureau. The site of Hercules was first developed in 1881 as a manufacturing facility of the California Powder Works for the production of its patented dynamite formulation, Hercules powder. In 1882, the Hercules Powder Company was incorporated and assumed responsibility for the Hercules site, it was one of several explosive manufacturers that were active along the Pinole shoreline in the late 19th to the mid-20th century. The small company town that grew up near the facility subsequently became known as "Hercules", was incorporated at the end of 1900. Starting in the 1970s, Hercules was redeveloped as suburban bedroom community that lies along the I-80 corridor in Western Contra Costa County, it has a ethnically diverse population.
Contra Costa County’s first inhabitants arrived in the area six to ten thousand years ago, including the Bay Miwok people and the Huichin Ohlone People. The land that would become Hercules was part of a tract of land known as “Pinole y Canada del Hambre”, granted in 1823 to Ygnacio Martinez for his service as the commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco; this grant was reconfirmed in 1842 as Rancho El Pinole. In 1848, this area became part of the United States with rest of California. Contra Costa County was created in 1850 as one of California's original 27 counties; the Central Pacific Railroad ran the first rail lines across Hercules’ waterfront in late 1878, as the main route for the Transcontinental Railroad was realigned via train ferry through the purpose-built town of Port Costa to Richmond and Berkeley to connect at the Oakland Pier. The Atchison and Santa Fe Railroad came through the area around 1899; the city's history was shaped by the Hercules Powder Company, named after its main product “Hercules powder”, a specially patented formulation of dynamite, in turn named after the Greek hero.
It began as the California Powder Works with locations in Golden Gate Park and Santa Cruz, but the expansion of San Francisco forced the company to find a more remote location for the dangerous process of manufacturing explosives. Hercules's isolated location at the time, plus its proximity to rail and water transportation along San Pablo Bay, made it an ideal choice. In 1879, the company, backed by DuPont and the Laflin & Rand Powder Company created the Hercules Powder Company which purchased land for a new plant that opened in 1881. On December 15, 1900, town management incorporated the City of Hercules as it felt that the County Board of Supervisors had become less supportive of the plant. A post office was established in 1914. On USGS maps the place designation Herpoco along the original Atchison and Santa Fe Railway right-of-way, still remains. Explosives manufacturing was indeed a hazardous industry in that era: in first 38 years of operations in Hercules, 59 lives would be taken including 24 in large explosion in February 1908.
Further deadly explosions would plague the plant in 1944, 1948 and 1953. The Sherman Antitrust Act would force Dupont to spin the Hercules Powder Company off as an independent company in 1912; the explosives manufactured at Hercules played a significant and decisive role in the United States Army's efforts to contain the fires started by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, as recounted by General Funston. Between the 1890s and 1970s, Hercules was a company town of several hundred people. 36 buildings from this era still exist and were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Per this application, “Hercules was the area’s most desirable community to live in” with well-kept homes, a clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, hospital. However, all residents were company employees. Although Chinese workers were a large component of the company workforce before the 1910s, they were excluded from residency in the town beyond dormitories provided for them. By 1917, the Hercules plant had become the largest producer of TNT in the country.
During both World Wars Hercules Powder Company, along with Giant Powder Works in neighboring Pinole, supplied the U. S. Navy with explosives through the Port Chicago Magazine which became the now closed Concord Naval Weapons Station. By the 1940s, Hercules organized its own law enforcement department and longtime Hercules Powder Company employee William Darke was named sheriff, becoming its first officer. After World War II the company began to diversify its production line and build an anhydrous ammonia plant, a base for fertilizer. Explosive manufacturing was discontinued in Hercules in 1964. In 1974, the cessation of explosives production allowed hundreds of acres of protective “buffer” land to be reused for other purposes. Starting in 1974, real estate development companies began to develop the land and Hercules began to transform into the bedroom community it is known as today; the ammonia plant began to be outcompeted by foreign manufacturers, this combined with labor issues, resulted in its permanent closure in 1976.
Although Hercules Powder Company is now gone one legacy remains: study has been made of upper layer soil contamination from prior emissions of the California Powder Works operatio
Pittsburg is an industrial suburb in Contra Costa County, California. It is located on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, is part of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta area. In 1849, Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson bought the Rancho Los Medanos land grant, laid out a town he called New York of the Pacific. By 1850, this venture failed. With the discovery of coal in the nearby town of Nortonville, the place became a port for coaling, adopted the name Black Diamond, after the mining firm that built the Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad from there to Nortonville; because of the industrial potential of the site, a name change to Pittsburg was proposed in 1909. Pittsburg settled in 1839, was called first "New York Landing" "Black Diamond", before citizens voted on "Pittsburg" on February 11, 1911; the name was selected to honor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the two cities' shared a common steel and mining industrial heritage. This rechristening came at a time when the name of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was more spelled without the "h".
In 1910, Columbia Steel opened its California steel plant in Pittsburg with one foundry and a crew of 60 employees. It made steel castings for the dredging and shipping industries. In 1930, Columbia became a subsidiary of U. S. Steel Company; the plant continued reaching a peak staff of 5,200 employees. When the markets for its products crashed; the parent company had merged with Korean Pohang Steel Company. Together they invested $450 million turning the Pittsburg plant into a modern flat-products mill, renamed as USS-Posco; as of 1999, the facility employed 970 workers and shipped over 1.6 million U. S. tons per year of steel to over 175 customers in the Western U. S. Mexico and the Pacific Rim; the original town site fronts on the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, reflecting its origins as a deep water channel river port.. Since the early 1900s, the city has grown inland to the south spread east and west along State Route 4, now a freeway carrying resident commuters to jobs in the San Francisco Bay-Oakland Region.
In the process, the former town of Cornwall, California was absorbed. The city has enjoyed continued residential redevelopment growth near its northern boundary, as well as ongoing construction of major subdivisions in the southwest hills, including San Marco Villas; as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,769. Camp Stoneman, located in the area, was a major staging area for the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War; the post office first opened in 1868 as Black Diamond, changed its name with the town's in 1911. During the early 1900s, many Sicilian fishermen from Isola delle Femmine near Palermo settled in what would become Pittsburg; the city has an extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800s, with USS-POSCO Industries and Dow Chemical Company maintaining substantial plants in Pittsburg. Ramar International manufactures Magnolia Dairy Ice Cream, a Philippine specialty brand, in Pittsburg. According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: The city of Pittsburg is located 37 miles northeast from San Francisco, 29 miles northeast from Oakland, California, 60 miles north of San Jose and 65 miles south of Sacramento, California.
Pittsburg shares a border with the unincorporated community of Bay Point, California to the west, the city of Concord, California to the southwest and Antioch, California to the east. The Suisun Bay is directly north of the city and connects the San Francisco Bay to the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. Pittsburg experiences a hot summer Mediterranean climate bordering on the Semi-arid climate because of the Mt. Diablo rain shadow in East Contra Costa County; the city has two BART stations, the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station located on Bailey Road and Highway 4 near Bay Point and the Pittsburg Center Station located on Railroad Avenue and Highway 4. Tri Delta Transit provides bus service in the area. California State Route 4 bisects the city from west to east. Pittsburg is home to Los Medanos College, a two-year community college, part of the Contra Costa Community College District; the college's name is derived from that of Rancho Los Medanos, one of the land grants made by the Mexican Government during its sovereignty over California from 1821 to 1846.
Construction on Los Medanos College was completed in 1974. Pittsburg is served by three School Districts: Pittsburg Unified School District, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Antioch Unified School District. Pittsburg has two public high schools, one a continuation school: Pittsburg High School Black Diamond High SchoolThe public Junior high schools in Pittsburg are: Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High School Hillview Junior High School Rancho Medanos Middle SchoolCentral Jr. High School was another middle school in the Pittsburg area, but it closed down in 2008 due to a gas leak in the building. It remains vacant with no intention of reopening it; the public elementary schools in Pittsburg are: Delta View Elementary School Foothill Elementary School Heights Elementary School Highlands Elementary School Los Medanos Elementary School Marina Vista Elementary School Parkside Elementary School Stoneman Elementary School Willow Cov
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is a suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay region 28 miles east of San Francisco. Alamo is equidistant between the incorporated town of Danville; as of the 2010 census, the population was 14,750. The community of Alamo is well known for its bucolic country feel, notable residents, its affluent lifestyle with the median home price being $1.89 million. Alamo was named for the poplar trees; as an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Alamo has a median household income of $140,561. In August 2007, a group of citizens launched a new initiative to incorporate the community, the latest in a series of attempts that go back to the early 1960s or before. Previous failed Alamo incorporation efforts always included parts of other nearby unincorporated areas: Alamo-Danville and Alamo-Danville-San Ramon.
Humans have lived in the area for over 5,000 years. The Tatcan Indians, a Bay Miwok tribe connected to the Saclans of Walnut Creek, lived in Alamo in the eighteenth century. After Mission San José was founded in 1797, its grazing area stretched throughout the San Ramon Valley; the Mexican land grant Rancho San Ramon was deeded to Mariano Castro and his uncle Bartolo Pacheco in 1833. It covered Alamo. Castro owned the northern half. In 1843 much of the Alamo, Las Trampas and Tice Valley areas were granted to brothers Inocencio and José Romero, it was called Rancho El Sobrante de San Ramon. Because of missing title papers, the brothers lost their ranch in American courts in 1857. Pioneers Mary Ann and John Jones traveled through Alamo in 1847, she provided the earliest English description of the area in her diary. Her husband stopped the wagon saying, "Mary, look! Did you see anything so beautiful?" She wrote later: On every side, the valley and surrounding hills were covered with thick, velvety clover, with wild oats standing waist high waving and rippling in the summer breeze, like the bosom of a lake.
The Jones family returned to Alamo in 1851. John became the first postmaster in 1852 and she applied her considerable energies to schooling children and beginning a Cumberland Presbyterian church. Other early Alamo founders included David Glass, George Engelmeyer and Susanna Stone, Captain Wall, Joshua Bollinger, James Foster; the area was named Alamo, which comes from the Spanish word álamo, meaning "poplar" or "cottonwood." Because of its location and climate, Alamo grew quickly. An early road from the redwoods near Moraga ran through Tice Valley to Alamo, since Americans preferred redwood for building materials instead of Mexican adobe brick; the Hemme, Bollinger and Stone ranches began by grazing cattle and raising wheat and other grains. In 1891 the Hemme train station was placed near today's Hemme Avenue. Orchards and vineyards spread across the area. Almonds, pears and other fruit thrived in the temperate climate. In 1873, Alamo pioneer Myron Hall grafted Persian cuttings to native walnut trees and helped start the prosperous walnut industry in Contra Costa County.
This "mother tree" was tended for over 100 years. The Alamo post office is the oldest continuously operated one in the valley, it was always an important community gathering place. According to longtime postmaster Bertha Linhares, when the mail was expected the men sat in the post office-store in the winter … the women went into our sitting room and visited with my mother … We always heard all the news and troubles of the Alamo residents, her father and sister were postmasters from 1905 to 1960. During World War II, an Alamo air watch tower was built by the community. Volunteers watched for Japanese war planes round the clock from 1942 to 1945; the San Ramon Valley's population totaled 2,126 at that time. The Alamo Improvement Association began in 1953. For 50 years its purpose has been to advance and improve the welfare of properties in Alamo and to preserve the established character of Alamo as an agricultural and semi-rural residential area. After the war and thousands of new people arrived. Round Hill Country Club opened in 1960 on land that had belonged to the Mott sisters and Grover Squire.
In 1964, Interstate 680 was completed through San Ramon Valley, which encouraged more growth. Rapid valley growth fueled controversies. In the mid-'60s, one controversy focused on the philosophy of a new, visionary superintendent of the San Ramon Unified School District, Richard L. Foster; the Superintendent of the Alamo School District, John "Jock" Waugh supported David Canatingan and his visionary educational philosophy. Debates about the pace of development led to several votes on cityhood, spearheaded by residents who wanted more local control. An Alamo-Danville incorporation election in 1964 lost 2,086 to 1,958 with "loss of identity for Alamo" a main concern. Today Alamo is an enclave of green with many homes on lots of 0.5 acres between Walnut Creek and Danville. Its population in 2010 was 14,750, it is governed by the County Board of Supervisors, with the AIA and several active county service areas advising on police and park issues. The Alamo Women’s Club: In 1916 the Alamo Mother’s Club was formed to help buy a piano and play equipmen
Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre station
Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station serving the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village in Contra Costa Centre, just north of Walnut Creek and just east of Pleasant Hill. Service at Pleasant Hill station began on May 21, 1973. A second parking garage opened at the station on June 30, 2008; the former surface parking lot was converted into the Contra Costa Centre transit village. On September 23, 2010, the BART Board voted to change the station name to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre; the name change was supported by the transit village developer and the Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency, but opposed by the city of Pleasant Hill. The Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency and the developer paid the $413,800 cost of changing station signage and system maps. An improved access path to the station better connecting it with the Iron Horse Regional Trail was proposed before the Walnut Creek city council on July 15, 2008; the proposal gained support from the local cycling organization.
A bridge over Treat Boulevard carrying the Iron Horse Regional Trail was completed on October 2, 2010. The bridge cost $12 million. Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a transfer point for a number of County Connection local routes: Weekday: 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18 Weekend: 311, 316 Special school route: 619 Early Bird Express: 712, 715The station is served by several longer-distance routes: two Solano Express routes - FAST Blue Line and SolTrans Yellow Line - plus WHEELS route 70X and AC Transit Early Bird Express route 702. All buses stop on a two-way busway on the southwest side of the station. BART - Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre