Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic .
Prague became the capital of independent Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918. After the war, Czechoslovakia was re-established as an independent state, and Sudeten Germans were thrown out and sent back to Germany and Austria.
Map is showing Prague, largest city and the national capital of the Czech Republic . The city is situated in the northeastern part of the country at Vltava river, in central Bohemia , the largest region in the country.
Unlike Russia, the Czech Republic is a member of Western institutions including the European Union, NATO and the OECD. Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
The first Allied aircraft to fly over Prague was a single bomber of the French Air Force in April 1940, but it dropped propaganda leaflets, not bombs . The raids were used for anti-American propaganda purposes, both by the Nazis and the subsequent Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted. On the other hand, do not expect much English from the Czech police officers or bus drivers.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech . Spoken by nearly 11 million native speakers, Czech is classified as part of the Slavic branch of Indo-European languages .
The distance between Prague and Italy is 839 km. The road distance is 1300.9 km.
The distance between Prague and Istanbul is 1511 km. The road distance is 1840.5 km. 5 дней назад
The present-day Czech Republic was first populated by Celts in the 4th century B.C. The Celtic Boii tribe gave the country its Latin name = Boiohaemum (Bohemia). The Celtics were later replaced with the Germanic tribe (around 100 A.D.) and the Slavic peoples (6th century).
The distance between Russia and Prague is 5165 km . The road distance is 1927.1 km.
Prague was a city in the territory of military and political control of the Soviet Union (see Iron Curtain).