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Accommodation in Prague (Praha) in Prague Hotels and Prague Apartments

Prague in day

Prague is the capital city of the relatively small Czech Republic which lies in the heart of Europe, neighbouring with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. 
There is a number of non-stop border crossings available with an excellent connection by car, bus, train or plane. A valid passport, which does not expire at least for 90 days, is required in order to enter the Czech Republic.
There is no need of an entry visa for most European countries and USA. In case of necessity you can obtain visa at the Czech Embassy in your country. Two kinds of visas are available; a short-term visa for 90 days over the duration of stay. 

The official language is Czech, Slovak language being understandable. Most local people have basic or possibly intermediate knowledge of English or German language. In majority of hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, historical monuments, shops and services the communication is possible in English and German.
In 1992 the historical centre of Prague covering an area of 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. 

Prague time: 7:18 am

Basic information

Important tel. nubers 

Embassies

Public transport

Information for Jewish tourists

 

Basic information

Situation of the CR:

In the centre of Europe

Borders with countries:

Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland

Area of the CR:

78 866 square km

Population of the CR:

10,28 million inhabitants

Location of Prague:

In the centre of Czech Republic, at 5005"N and 1427"E

Area of Prague:

496 square km

Population of Prague:

1,21 million inhabitants

Administrative division:

22 administrative areas

Parts of the historical centre:

Hradcany 

Mala Strana (Lesser Town)

Stare Mesto (Old Town) including Josefov

Nove Mesto (New Town) 

Vysehrad

Executive language:

Czech language

   

Currency:

Czech crown - Czech symbol "Kc", international symbol "CZK"

1 Kc = 100 groat, Czech symbol "h"

Coins: 10h, 20h, 50h and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Kc

Banknotes: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 Kc

Time zone:

Central European time zone - GMT+1, in summer - GMT+2

Elevation of Prague:

180 - 400 m above sea level

Climate:

Mild continental climate

Traffic in Prague:

Tram, bus, car, metro, taxi

Electrical Voltage:

Voltage 230 V - 50/60 Hz

Important tel. nubers: 

112

Emergency call

150

Fire emergency phone

155

Ambulance service phone

158

Police phone

156

Municipal police phone

1230, 1240

Emergency road service phone

1239

Gas emergency

12 444

General information phone

1180

Directory inquiries (Prague and the whole Czech Republic) phone

1181

Directory inquiries (international) - both telephone and fax numbers, call services and prices phone