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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of 2.2 million.

Mobility: Prague has 880.000 motor vehicles (13% of vehicles in Czech Republic, and underground railway of 3 lines (65 km) and a tram network of 31 lines (143 km). The bus network includes 248 lines (810 km).

Innovation: Prague hosts the Academy of Science as well as 8 public universities and 26 private universities. It is home to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency – Galileo.

Culture: Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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