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PRAGUE – basic information

  • until 1993 Prague was the capital of Czechoslovakia
  • in 1993 Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • since 1993 Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic
  • (Czech republic is situated in the middle of Europe, sometimes it is called the “Heart of Europe”)
  • Prague’s population – 1,3 million (of which about 14% are foreigners)

Karl's bridge

  • also called historic, mystical and hundred spire Prague
  • one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in Europe
  • offers an extraordinary number of architectural sights concentrated in a relatively small area

historic center

  • the historic center of the city is visited by millions of tourists a year from all around the world
  • with the area of 8.66 km2, Prague conservation area is one of the largest of its kind in the world
  • there are around 37 national cultural sights located in the territory of Prague
  • in 1992 Prague became a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • the most visited attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock or sites such as Vyšehrad, Petřín, Kampa, Old Town or Wenceslas Square
  • city of Prague is divided into districts, of which the most important are:
    • Hradčany
    • Lesser Town
    • Old Town
    • New Town
    • Josefov (Jewish town)

historic building

  • average annual temperature is about 8.5°C
  • in winter in the coldest month January, the average day temperature is 1°C
  • in summer in the warmest month July the average day temperature is 24°C

crowd Important telefone numbers:

  • +420(00420) International country calling code for the Czech Republic
  • 112 – The EU universal emergency telephone number
  • 150 – Fire Brigade emergency number
  • 155 – Emergency medici service number
  • 156 – Municipal police emergency number
  • 158 – Emergency number of the Police


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