Prague

Prague 2070 Facts

Country: Czech Republic
Czech: Praha
Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae (Prague, Head of the Republic; Latin)
Founded: c. 885
Mayor: Honza Svárovský (Conservative Peoples Party)
Area: 496 km2 (191.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation: 399 m
Population (2069-12-31)
– City 1,744,026
– Density 2,518.2/km2
– Metro 2,900,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
– Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Location: On the Vltava River in the centre of the Bohemian Basin.
Topography: Similarly to Rome, the city of Prague is spread over nine hills: Letná, Vítkov, Opyš, Větrov, Skalka, Emauzy, Vyšehrad, Karlov and the highest Petřín.
Climate: The city of Prague experiences a oceanic climate with warm summers and relatively cold winters.

Prague is the site of some of the most important offices and institutions of the Czech Republic.

  • President of the Czech Republic
  • The Government and both houses of Parliament
  • Ministries and other national offices (Industrial Property Office, Czech Statistical Office, National Security Authority etc.)
  • Czech National Bank
  • Czech Television and other major broadcasters
  • Radio Free Europe — Radio Liberty
  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Flag: Prague Flag

Coat of Arms: Prague Coat of Arms

Geography

Main sights
  • The Astronomical Clock.
  • Milunić and Gehry’s Dancing House.
  • Powder Tower
  • Old Town (Staré Město) with its Old Town Square
  • The Astronomical Clock (Orloj) on Old Town Square
  • The picturesque Charles Bridge (Karlův Most)
  • The vaulted Gothic Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) of 1270.
  • New Town (Nové město) with its busy and historic Wenceslas Square
  • Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) with its Infant Jesus of Prague
  • Prague Castle (Pražský hrad – the largest castle in the world) with its St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Josefov (the old Jewish quarter) with Old Jewish Cemetery and Old New Synagogue
  • Jan Žižka equestrian statue in Vítkov Park, Žižkov – Prague 3.
  • The Lennon Wall
  • Vinohrady, a sightly quarter in the centre
  • Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague – huge collections of glass, furniture, textile, toys, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Art Deco and so on.
  • The museum of the Heydrich assassination in the crypt of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius
  • National Museum
  • Vyšehrad Castle & Cemetery where many famous Czechs are buried including the composers Antonín Dvořák & Bedřich Smetana.
  • Písek Gate, last preserved city gate of Baroque fortification
  • Petřínská rozhledna, an observation tower on Petřín Hill, which resembles the Eiffel Tower
  • Anděl. Probably the busiest part of the city with a super modern shopping mall and architecture
  • Žižkov Television Tower (Žižkovský vysílač) with observation deck – Prague 3.
  • The New Jewish Cemetery in Olšany, location of Franz Kafka’s grave – Prague 3.
  • The Metronome, a giant, functional metronome that looms over the city
  • The Dancing House (Fred and Ginger Building)
  • The Mucha Museum, showcasing the Art Nouveau works of Alfons Mucha
  • The vast cemeteries that are also used for walks by the locals, such as Olšany Cemetery
  • Places connected to writers living in the city, such as Franz Kafka (One popular destination is the Franz Kafka Museum, also his grave at the Jewish cemetery near the metro station želivského)
  • The Prague Zoo elected as the 7th best zoo in the world by Forbes magazine

Universities and colleges are located in the city:

  • Charles University (UK) founded in 1348 (the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Czech Technical University (ČVUT) founded in 1707
  • Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) founded in 1800
  • Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (VŠUP) founded in 1885
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (VŠCHT) founded in 1920
  • Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) founded in 1945
  • Czech University of Agriculture (ČZU) founded in 1906/1952
  • University of Economics (VŠE) founded in 1953

Public transportation

The public transport infrastructure consists of an integrated transport system of Prague Metro (length 98 km, 76 stations), Prague Tram System (including the “nostalgic tram” no. 91), buses, the Petřín funicular to Petřín Hill, and five ferries.

Prague

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