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Gallifrey was located in the constellation of Kasterborous, at galactic coordinates 10-0-11-0-0 by 0-2 from Galactic Zero Centre. (Pyramids of Mars) Several accounts placed it more or less at the centre of its galaxy. (The Devil Goblins from Neptune, Interference – Book Two)
Indeed, I.M. Foreman once specified to the Eighth Doctor that it wasn’t in “the exact dead centre, but it’s as close as you can get without ending up in a black hole”. (Interference – Book One) This meant that it was far from Earth, which was on the edge of the Milky Way. It was believed to be 250 million light-years from Earth. (TV Movie) Another account put Gallifrey only 30,000 light-years from Earth. (The Devil Goblins from Neptune)
Kasterborous was also known as the Seven Systems, and Gallifrey had the alternative name, “the Shining World of the Seven Systems”. (The Sound of Drums)
Gallifrey was removed from the time lock during the Last Great Time War and relocated to near Earth with potentially devastating consequences for the latter planet. It returned to the time lock when the Tenth Doctor shot at the diamond which connected Gallifrey to Earth with Wilfred Mott’s revolver. (The End of Time) It was then frozen in time in a pocket universe after being put there to protect it by all thirteen incarnations of the Doctor. (The Day of the Doctor)
Appeared/Mentioned: Most stories.
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