20 Interesting Facts About Prague

Facts About Prague

Facts About Prague

  • Prague is home to the largest Castle in the World, The Prague Castle takes over an area of 18 acres and according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • A Jewish Chronicler, David Solomon Ganz, cites that Cyriacus Spangenberg claimed the city was founded in 1306 B.C. by an ancient king, Boyaa. Later in the fifth and fourth century B.C.
  • Prague is also called the “City of a Hundred Spires”, based on a count by 19th-century mathematician Bernard Bolzano, Other Nicknames for Prague have also included: the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe.
  • The Czech name Praha is derived from an old Slavic word, práh, which means “ford” or “rapid”, referring to the city’s origin at a crossing point of the Vltava river.
  • Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union.
  • Prague is situated on the Vltava river, at 50°05′N 14°27′E.
  • Prague was the location of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on 5 April 2009, which led to the New START treaty with Russia, signed in Prague on 8 April 2010.
  • The city of Prague maintains its own EU delegation in Brussels called Prague House.
  • Prague was the first post-communist country to have a Michelin-star restaurant.
  • Prague was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia.
  • Prague is twinned with: Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Chicago, United States; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Kyoto, Japan; Miami-Dade County, United States;  Nuremberg, Germany; Phoenix, United States & Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Charles Square was once the largest town square in the whole of medieval Europe.
  • The locals drink more beer per capita than any other nation in the world, each Pragueite consumes roughly 155 litres of beer a year.
  • The city’s famous Dancing House was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Designed in collaboration with Canadian-American Frank Gehry and Croatian-Czech Vlado Milunić.
  • Prague has about 120 prominent towers and spires, The most famous towers or buildings with towers in Prague are the Powder Gate, New Town Hall, St. Vitus Cathedral, or Petrin Lookout Tower.
  • One of the oldest universities in the world, Charles University is the most prestigious university in the Czech Republic, Charles University was founded by the emperor Charles IV in 1348.
  • Charle’s Bridge was inaugurated at 5:31 in the morning on July 9, 1357.
  • The Narrowest Street in Prague is Barley 50cm / 20 Inches Wide.
  • The estimated population of Prague is 1.309 million, as of 2019.
  • Prague is divided into districts, each with its own district national committee, while the settlements included in Prague since the late 1940s have retained their own committees.
Facts About Prague
Facts About Prague