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Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is our most valuable historical city reserve. In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register.

Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Castle which towers high above the city. It is a display of all artistic styles and movements. The historical core of the city is situated on both banks of the Vltava river and consists of 6 parts - formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century.

They are as follows: Stare Mesto (Old Town), Josefov (the preserved part of the former Jewish Town - today a part of the Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town), Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Hradcany and Vysehrad.

Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated right there.

Basic information about Prague

  • Area: 496 sqkm
  • Population: 1 290 211 (20. 5. 2011)
  • Geographical situation: north latitude 50° 05', east longitude 14° 27', height above sea level 235 m (average)
  • Time: Central European (GMT+1), summer time - Central European +1 (GMT+2)
  • Climate:average temperature 9,0 °C
    summer season - July 19,0°C
    winter season - January -0,9°C
  • Main river: The Vltava river flows through the city in the length of 30 km, its maximum width being 330 m
  • Electric voltage: 230 V
  • Administrative division: 22 administrative areas



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