almost clear
We 16.10.
11/13°
cloudy
Th 17.10.
11/17°
almost clear
Fr 18.10.
10/17°

PRAGUE AT A GLANCE

  • Area: 496 km²
  • Number of inhabitants: 1 233 211 (December 2008)
  • Geographical situation: 50° 05'50 N, 14° 27' E
  • Average height above sea-level: 230 m
  • River: a stretch of 30 km of the Vltava runs through the city, maximum width 330 m, with nine islands along the edge of the city
  • Administrative division of the city: 22 administrative districts, 57 municipal parts
  • Historic districts: Hradčany (Castle Quarter), Mála Strana (Lesser Town), Staré Město (Old Town), Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Nové Město (New Town), Vyšehrad


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Some Prague superlatives ...

  • The oldest preserved fountain - the singing fountain (1568) in the Royal Garden
  • The oldest café - Slávia (opened in 1881)
  • The oldest meteorological observatory - Klementinum (meteorological observations since 1752)
  • The oldest bridge - Charles Bridge (1357)
  • The oldest railway station - Masaryk (1845)
  • The oldest hospital - Na Františku (1354)
  • The oldest brewery - U Fleků (founded in 1499)
  • The oldest rotunda - St. Martin´s in Vyšehrad (11th century)
  • The oldest pipe organ - Týn Cathedral (1673)
  • The longest bridge - Negrelli Viaduct (1 110 m)
  • The longest stretch of underground/subway between stations: 2,749 m (Holešovice Station - Kobylisy, line C)
  • The longest street - Strakonická (15.5 km)
  • The deepest underground/subway station - Náměstí míru (53 m deep)
  • The shortest street - Jiřího Červeného, at Kampa (measures 27 m)
  • The lowest point: 172 m above sea-level (at the place where the Vltava leaves the borders of Prague – on the riverbed)
  • The biggest square in Prague and Czech Republic - Karlovo náměstí (80,500 m2)
  • The biggest swimming pool - Podolský Swimming Stadium
  • The biggest stadium - Strahov Stadium (area 310.5 × 202.5 m)
  • The biggest bell - Zikmund (St. Vitus Cathedral, diameter 256 cm, height 203 cm, 16,500 kg)
  • The highest building - the former Czech Radio building in Pankrác (height 109 m, 30 floors)
  • The highest bridge - Nuselský Bridge (length 485 m, width 26 m, height 40 m)
  • The highest construction - Žižkov Television Tower (216 m)
  • The highest point: 399 m above sea-level, Teleček hill, Prague 5