Adobe Illustrator: How to center a shape inside another

If i draw a rectangle shape and a circle shape. Is there a way to find the absolute center point of the rectangle shape (x and y) and put the circle shape right in the center?

I can freely move the circle inside the rectangle but I don’t know where the center of the rectangle is.

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One way is to use the Align Panel (Window> Align).

Select both objects.

Click again on the rectangle to make it the “Key Object” the other object(s) will align to. It will show with a larger blue outline.

In the Align Panel click Horizontal Align Center and then Vertical Align Center.

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Source : Link , Question Author : jay , Answer Author : Kyle

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