Prague 3, is a second-tier municipality in Prague. It is identical to the national administrative district of the same name; the district includes most of the cadastral area of Žižkov and parts of Vinohrady, Vysočany and Strašnice. The district area has remained intact since its creation in 1960. Like many districts of the city, Prague 3 is socioeconomically diverse; the western part of Žižkov is known for its high concentration of brothels, strip clubs and cheap bars. Yet only a short distance away are a new shopping mall with expensive stores. Two of Prague's most-visible landmarks are in Prague 3: the National Monument, with its giant equestrian statue of Jan Žižka; the large Olšany Cemeteries take up much of the district. A Jewish cemetery nearby, one of two historic Jewish burial places in the district, contains the grave of Czech-German writer Franz Kafka; as of the end of 2004, 70,936 people lived in the 6.50 km² district. Prague 3 official site Prague 3 flag and coat of arms from Flags of the World Census statistics for Czech municipalities
Prague 7 is a municipal district in Prague, Czech Republic. The administrative district of the same name consists of the quarters Letná, Holešovice, Bubeneč, Troja as well as a small part of Libeň, it stretches along the left bank of the Vltava. In the Northern part is located Troja with the world-famous Prague Zoo. It's linked to the city centre by metro line C. Other attractions in Prague 7 include the stadium of famous Czech football club AC Sparta, cultural centre DOX and the former trade fair centre Veletržní palác, its parks Stromovka and Letná rank among the biggest in the capital. More information about Prague 7 and life there may be found in the correspondent article on the Prague Website Citypilot.cz Prague 7 - Official homepage
Prague 6, formally the municipal district Prague 6, is the largest Prague district. It is located in the north-west of Prague, it has 100,600 inhabitants. The administrative district of the same name comprises Prague 6 and municipal districts Lysolaje, Nebušice, Přední Kopanina and Suchdol. Prague 6 includes cadastral areas Ruzyně, Veleslavín, Dejvice, Střešovice and parts of cadastral areas Břevnov, Bubeneč and Hradčany; the district contains several sites and cultural institutions (Semafor, Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka, the Baba district and the Hvězda Game Reserve with its many chateaux in an area of 86 hectares. The biggest airport in Czech Republic, the Ruzyně International Airport is located in this District. Ondřej Kolář from TOP09 is the Mayor of the municipal district Prague 6 since 2014. Strahov is characterised by an aging sports stadium and constant construction works and is popular amongst students, their “town” consists of ten large blocks of dormitories accommodating not only young people from all over the world but several classic student pubs and restaurants and some of the best night clubs in town.
Important sight: Strahov Monastery. Home of the medical students and the Kajetánka University Residence. However, it is considered a “good address" in Prague. For this reason, the current Czech President resides here. Jaroslav Seifert, the poet and Literature Nobel Laureate, lived in Břevnov. Important sight: Břevnov Monastery. Home to many technically oriented faculties of Charles University, such as those of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemistry. Popular residential area amongst "better” Prague families and foreigners Americans. Important sights: National Technical Library, Vítězné náměstí - the central square of Dejvice -, the Stalinist building of the Hotel International Prague. One of Prague's most expensive places in terms of rental prices. Many rich and ancient houses from the Functionalist period. Important sights: Villa Mueller or Baba - a protected area, full of Functionalist villas, which were built in 1937. Famous for the Václav Havel Airport Prague as well as for its prison which accommodated former President Václav Havel during the communist regime, together with other dissidents.
The Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the property of Prague Ruzyně Airport in Ruzyně. Czech Airlines has its head office on the grounds of Prague Ruzyně Airport in Ruzyně. Travel Service Airlines and its low cost subsidiary Smart Wings have their head office on the airport property. Universities located in Prague 6: Czech Technical University Institute of Chemical Technology Czech University of Agriculture Catholic Theological Faculty and Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles UniversityInternational schools: Prague British International School Vlastina Campus in Liboc. International School of Prague Japanese School of Prague Riverside School, Prague Prague 6 official website More information about Prague 6 and life there may be found in the correspondent article on the Prague Website Citypilot.cz
Prague 11 is a municipal district in Prague, Czech Republic. It is located in 8 km from the City Center; the district is split into two parts from the perspective of pedestrians, by the south-eastern highway to Brno. Praha 11 comprises Roztyly on the other side. Praha 11 is residential district because of the huge panel housing estate called Jižní Město. At the beginning of 2016, it had 77,175 inhabitants. With the city centre it is connected by metro line C; the administrative district of the same name consists of municipal districts Prague 11, Křeslice, Šeberov and Újezd. Prague 11 - Official homepage, praha11.cz plan, praha11.cz
Prague 5, formally the Prague Municipal District, is a second-tier municipality in Prague. The administrative district of the same name consists of municipal districts Slivenec. Prague 5 is one of the largest districts of Prague located at the west side of the Vltava river, it comprises Smíchov, Radlice, Košíře, Barrandov, Zlíchov, Zličín, Hlubočepy, Slivenec, Butovice and Klukovice, as well as a small part of Malá Strana. The district was the first one in Prague that offered free wireless internet connection to its citizens. Prague 5 is growing more important since the reconstruction of Anděl on Smíchov. Now, Anděl is the heart of Prague 5, with thousands of one big shopping mall; the underground garages in Anděl are the biggest in Prague. Prague 5 is easily accessible by public transport: Metro line B, dozens of tram lines and buses. Barrandov originated as a film producing borough; the film studios, which are active today, were soon surrounded by many beautiful villas of the First Republic and a small garden town developed.
This part of Barrandov is. Most important landmarks besides the Barrandov Film Studios are the Barrandov Terraces, a former functional luxury restaurant with a splendid view on Vltava river. New Barrandov is noted for its unique tram stations; the Hlubočepy-Sídliště Barrandov route was opened in 2003 and is without a doubt the most interesting in Prague. Architect, Patrik Kotas, designed the ultra-modern stations that create a unique feature from the boring, grey walls. Textile factories, railway carriages – the industrial history of Prague was written in Smíchov. Today, the industrial era is recalled only by the sizeable area of the Staropramen Brewery. Smíchov has undergone a remarkable change during the past few years; this workers’ district has been transformed into a district of ultra-modern offices, shopping centres and multiplex cinemas. The central point is the crossroads called the Metro station of the same name. How did this place get its name? There once used to be a classicistic building with a brewery, adorned by a painted fresco of an angel which, had to make way for the construction of the Prague Metro in 1980.
In the neighbourhoods: The Anděl Media Centre, the site of the editorial offices of Mladá Fronta Dnes, Lidové Noviny, Rádio Expres. Prague 5 covers 4% of Malá Strana and it is only the few blocks of buildings which were part of the former village Ujezd, today surrounded by Vítězná Street, Janáčkov Embankment, Petřínská, Mělnická, Plaská Streets, as well as a part of the Vltava near the bridge Most Legí. Radlice and Kosire - quiet centrally located residential areas with ancient mansions and family homes Chuchle - noted for its horseracing events on the Prague racecourse Velká Chuchle Zličin - big industrial area located at the motorways with many shopping centres Slivenec - the Přídolí Epoch in the Silurian Period of geological time is named for rocks in Přídolí nature reserve near Slivenec. International schools include: Lycée Français de Prague Deutsche Schule Prag Prague 5 district is twinned with: Újbuda, Hungary More information about Prague 5 and life there may be found in the correspondent article on the Prague Website Citypilot.cz Prague 5 - official Homepage
The Czech Republic known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres with a temperate continental climate and oceanic climate, it is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen; the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, the Council of Europe. It is a developed country with an advanced, high income export-oriented social market economy based in services and innovation; the UNDP ranks the country 14th in inequality-adjusted human development. The Czech Republic is a welfare state with a "continental" European social model, a universal health care system, tuition-free university education and is ranked 14th in the Human Capital Index, it ranks as the 6th safest or most peaceful country and is one of the most non-religious countries in the world, while achieving strong performance in democratic governance.
The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia and Czech Silesia. The Czech state was formed in the late 9th century as the Duchy of Bohemia under the Great Moravian Empire. After the fall of the Empire in 907, the centre of power transferred from Moravia to Bohemia under the Přemyslid dynasty. In 1002, the duchy was formally recognized as an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire along with the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy, numerous other territories, becoming the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198 and reaching its greatest territorial extent in the 14th century. Beside Bohemia itself, the King of Bohemia ruled the lands of the Bohemian Crown, holding a vote in the election of the Holy Roman Emperor. In the Hussite Wars of the 15th century driven by the Protestant Bohemian Reformation, the kingdom faced economic embargoes and defeated five consecutive crusades proclaimed by the leaders of the Catholic Church. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, the whole Crown of Bohemia was integrated into the Habsburg Monarchy alongside the Archduchy of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary.
The Protestant Bohemian Revolt against the Catholic Habsburgs led to the Thirty Years' War. After the Battle of the White Mountain, the Habsburgs consolidated their rule, eradicated Protestantism and reimposed Catholicism, adopted a policy of gradual Germanization; this contributed to the anti-Habsburg sentiment. A long history of resentment of the Catholic Church followed and still continues. With the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the Bohemian Kingdom became part of the German Confederation 1815-1866 as part of Austrian Empire and the Czech language experienced a revival as a consequence of widespread romantic nationalism. In the 19th century, the Czech lands became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy and were subsequently the core of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, formed in 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I. Czechoslovakia remained the only democracy in this part of Europe in the interwar period. However, the Czech part of Czechoslovakia was occupied by Germany in World War II, while the Slovak region became the Slovak Republic.
Most of the three millions of the German-speaking minority were expelled following the war. The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia won the 1946 elections and after the 1948 coup d'état, Czechoslovakia became a one-party communist state under Soviet influence. In 1968, increasing dissatisfaction with the regime culminated in a reform movement known as the Prague Spring, which ended in a Soviet-led invasion. Czechoslovakia remained occupied until the 1989 Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed and market economy was reintroduced. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved, with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia; the Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004. The traditional English name "Bohemia" derives from Latin "Boiohaemum", which means "home of the Boii"; the current English name comes from the Polish ethnonym associated with the area, which comes from the Czech word Čech. The name comes from the Slavic tribe and, according to legend, their leader Čech, who brought them to Bohemia, to settle on Říp Mountain.
The etymology of the word Čech can be traced back to the Proto-Slavic root *čel-, meaning "member of the people. The country has been traditionally divided into three lands, namely Bohemia in the west, Moravia in the east, Czech Silesia in the northeast. Known as the lands of the Bohemian Crown since the 14th century, a number of other names for the country have been used, including Czech/Bohemian lands, Bohemian Crown and the lands of the Crown of Saint Wenceslas; when the country regained its independence after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918, the new name of Czechoslovakia was coined to reflect the union of the Czech and Slovak nations within the one country. After Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1992, the Czech part lac
Prague 18 is a municipal district in Prague. It is located in the north-eastern part of the city, it is formed by one cadastre Letňany. As of 2008, there were 16,433 inhabitants living in Prague 18; the administrative district of the same name consists of municipal districts Čakovice. Prague 18 - Letňany - Official homepage