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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The city is situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, and has nearly 1.2 million inhabitants, the number of which are not taken into account the estimated 300,000 commuters who work in town, but do not live here.
Prague has several nicknames, including Prague urbium mater ("mother city"), "city of a hundred bell towers" or "City of Gold" . Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.
"City of 100 towers", "Golden Prague" located on the bend of the river Vltava, makes the heart beat faster poets, painters, photographers. Prague is a cultural center, administrative, Religious Affairs, Trade and Industry of the Czech Republic and 10 centuries, the capital of the kingdom and the Republic, and established many sovereigns and archbishops. History of overlaps in many respects to the Czech state. Human settlements around Hrad - Prague Castle, Vysehrad and gave birth to a human agglomerations that for 1230, gets the privileges of a city. As legend, Princess Libuše, endowed with the gift of prophecy, leading his tired looking people down, stopped in front of Prague today and decided to lift a city, providing that it will be proclaimed in the world. Her prophecy was fulfilled. The Czech capital is a charming town, visited annually by hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists came from all over the world. It covers an area of 496 km2 and has about 1,213,000 inhabitants, ie 12% of the total population of the country, the most populous city.
In 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia finally freed of communist and Soviet influence, and Prague has blossomed once again under the new economic and social realities in the country. In 1993, after the peaceful dissolution of the Czechoslovak federation, the new state became the capital of Prague Czech Republic. Prague is the capital of two administrative units in the Czech: kraj Pražský - Region Prague Středočeský kraj - Central Bohemian Region. However, Prague is not geographically part of Central Bohemia Region.
Prague is a major European cultural center, hosting numerous cultural events. In Prague, are located several Czech cultural institutions:
Rudolfinum, the seat of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
In the city there are hundreds of concert halls, art galleries, cinemas and music clubs. Prague is home to several film festivals, music, meetings of writers, hundreds of exhibitions and fashion shows.
Infranstructură public transport consists of an integrated system with three lines and 54 metro stations, trams (including the "nostalgic tram" no. 91), buses, a funicular to a lift hill and the zoo Petřín. All transport services were a common payment system.
Prague, this marvelous work of nature, our past generations and his contemporaries, the city proudly called "the heart of Europe", is a city of legends and stories. Each house, each street has its own legend, hide a secret or we have a legendary figure who has gone through centuries of history to be up today.
Prague | Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The city is situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, and has nearly 1.2 million inhabitants, the number of which are not taken into account the estimated 300,000 commuters who work in town, but do not
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