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Facts about Prague

A beautiful place with stunning architecture and great food. “Prague never lets you go…” Franz Kafka said this of his city. If you come here for a weekend break you quickly realize why.

The Czech Republic. Czechoslovakia separated in 1993 to form 2 states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Today, the Czech Republic is one of the 25 EU states under the Schengen treaty. The population of Prague totals approximately 1,200,000. The official language is Czech but the people also speak English, German and Russian.

Tourists visiting the Czech Republic are mostly from Germany, UK and the USA, although more and more Italians, Spanish, Russians, Japanese and even Chinese are now visiting the country. Tourism makes up 5 per cent of the country’s GNP.

Facts about Prague and the Czech Republic

 Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (since 2004). Situated on the Vltava river, it is home to approximately 1.2 million inhabitants. (It can be derived from job statistics, however, that an additional 300,000 people work …

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Prague Superlatives

• The oldest meteorological observatory: Klementinum (meteorological observations since 1752) • The oldest preserved fountain: the singing fountain (1568) in the Royal Garden • The oldest rotunda: St. Martin’s in Vyšehrad (11th century) • The oldest bridge: Charles Bridge (1357) • The oldest railway station: Masaryk (1845) • The oldest …

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Literature

When it comes to literature the Czech Republic has a long and distinguished history, with a number of great writers and seminal works emanating from the country. The 19th century saw a huge amount of highly influential literature being written in the Czech Republic and is considered as somewhat of …

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