Population: 1,243,201 (2014)
Demonym: Praguer (in English)
Area: 496 km2 (192 mi2)
Dialing Code: (+420) 2
Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E
Time Zone: CET/Central European Time (UTC+1) ; CEST/Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Situated in the north-west of the country, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is one of those quintessential “world” cities, up there with the likes of Amsterdam and Vienna. And like every great European city, Prague is situated on the banks of a river – the Vltava River, in this case. Prague is a gorgeous city, a fusion of its own Bohemian heritage and modernity.
There is so much to do and see in Prague – the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, Prague Castle, the Palace Gardens… – the list continues on and on. Though it is steeped in history, it is also quite cosmopolitan, as well; there is no shortage of galleries, fine dining, bars, and clubs to satisfy any kind of traveler.
The city is known for its beer, with internationally-recognized products such as Pilsner Urquell, Staropramen and Budvar; however, microbreweries have sprouted up all over in the past decade, and now these mass-produced beers face stiff competition.
As Prague is usually the gateway and main point of entry into and out of the Czech Republic, it shouldn’t be hard to explore and see why it is nicknamed “The Land of Stories.”