# What is the exact spawning area of an iron golem within a village?

I have created an artificial village and I know its center point. In the minecraft wiki, I find this information about the spawing area of iron golems within a village:

The golem spawning zone is a 16×16×6 area centered around the center point of the village.

Village mechanics wiki article

However, it is not clear to me where exactly this area is. The village center point is, as I understand, a coordinate like block has. But a 16x16x6 volume does not contain a center block.

In the following image, which colored pixel would be the village center? (view from top on the left, view from the side on the right)

Or am I totally wrong and the area is distributed around the center point like in the following image? (again, view from top on the left, view from the side on the right)

• Is it possible that the 'center point of the village' is not a single block, but in fact a 2x2 area i.e. all 4 colored pixels you've shown? Dec 5, 2017 at 17:17
• The center could be a x.0 coordinate, in that case you could go 8 blocks in all directions and have a regular cube, aligned with the block grid. Dec 5, 2017 at 17:30
• There's a mod called "village marker mod" that shows things like that, you could use that to find out. I would find the question how the center is calculated way more interesting. Dec 5, 2017 at 17:32
• If the center of a village is a single block, I suspect the iron golem spawning box is similar to monster spawners - the center is the lower x/y corner Dec 5, 2017 at 18:37