iBiblio offers a public mirror for Maven Central.

    <name>iBiblio mirror of MavenCentral</name>

"Local" mirrors exist, according to the region of the world: whereas Central is located in Missouri, iBiblio is hosted in North Carolina. The interest of "local" repositories is to lower latencies and lighten the load on Maven Central, for example, http://uk.maven.org/maven2 in UK and Antelik's http://maven.antelink.com/content/repositories/central/ in France (the latter is neither official nor supported by Apache Maven).

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