444 Prague Superlatives, Prague, CZ
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N 50° 05.560 E 014° 24.199
33U E 457320 N 5549103
Quick Description: Book about Prague in English is something like a book of records. The longest river, the most often performed opera, the largest archive...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 1:26:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKZC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe and particularly central Europe during its 1,100 year existence. For centuries, during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Later it was an important city in the Habsburg Monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after World War I became capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petrín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Also, Prague is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including the famous Charles University. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.1 million international visitors annually.
ISBN Number: 8020704493

Author(s): Ladislav Kochánek

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