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Prague
Czech: Praha
Montage of Prague

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Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae
(Prague, Head of the State; Latin)
Prague is located in Czech Republic
Prague
Coordinates: 50°05′N 14°25′E / 50.083°N 14.417°E / 50.083; 14.417Coordinates: 50°05′N 14°25′E / 50.083°N 14.417°E / 50.083; 14.417
Country Czech Republic
Founded c. 885
Government
 - Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda (ODS)
Area[1]
 - City 496 km2 (191.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (2011-01-14)[2]
 - City 1,288,696
 Density 2,598.2/km2 (6,729.2/sq mi)
 Metro 2,300,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1xx xx
NUTS code CZ01
GDP per capita (recalculated – in purchasing power standards) € 42,800(PPS) (2007)
Website www.praha.eu

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Its official name is hlavní město Praha, meaning the Capital City of Prague.

Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city proper is home to nearly 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and belongs to the most visited cities on the continent. Nicknames for Prague have included "the mother of cities (Praga mater urbium, or "Praha matka měst" in Czech)", "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city".

  1. Total area and land area, by NUTS 2 regions – km2. Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu (11 March 2011). Retrieved on 14 April 2011.
  2. http://www.czso.cz/csu/2009edicniplan.nsf/engt/2500261555/$File/400109q214.pdf
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