Prague 6

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Coordinates: 50°6′3″N 14°23′41″E / 50.10083°N 14.39472°E / 50.10083; 14.39472
Prague 6 (Praha 6)
Municipal District of Prague
Administrative District of Prague
Praha, Dejvice - ulice Zikova (nataceni filmu G.I.Joe).jpg
Zikova street, Prague 6
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Official name: Městská část Praha 6
Country Czech Republic
Region Prague, the Capital City
Coordinates 50°6′3″N 14°23′41″E / 50.10083°N 14.39472°E / 50.10083; 14.39472
Area 41.54 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population 100,600 (2008)
Density 2,422 / km2 (6,273 / sq mi)
Mayor Marie Kousalíková
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 160 00
Location of Prague 6 in Prague
Website: http://www.praha6.cz

Prague 6, formally the municipal district Prague 6 (Městská čast Praha 6), is the largest Prague district.

It is located in the north-west of Prague. It covers 41.54 km² and has 100,600 inhabitants (31.12.2008).

The administrative district (správní obvod) of the same name comprises Prague 6 and municipal districts Lysolaje, Nebušice, Přední Kopanina and Suchdol.

Prague 6 includes cadastral areas Ruzyně, Liboc, Veleslavín, Vokovice, Dejvice, Střešovice and parts of cadastral areas Břevnov, Sedlec, Bubeneč and Hradčany.

The district contains several sites (e.g. Břevnov Monastery) and cultural institutions (Semafor, Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka, the Baba district and the Hvězda Game Reserve with its many chateaux in an area of 86 hectares. Also the biggest airport in Czech Republic, the Ruzyně International Airport is located in this District.

Marie Kousalíková from Civic Democratic Party is the Mayor of the municipal district Prague 6 since 2011.

Strahov[edit]

Strahov is characterised by an aging sports stadium and constant construction works and is especially popular amongst students. Their “town” consists of ten large blocks of dormitories accommodating not only young people from all over the world but also several classic student pubs and restaurants and some of the best night clubs in town. Important sight: Strahov Monastery.

Břevnov[edit]

Home of the medical students and the Kajetánka University Residence. However, it is also considered a “good address" in Prague. For this reason, the current Czech President resides here, as have all his predecessors. Also Jaroslav Seifert, the poet and Literature Nobel Laureate, lived in Břevnov. Important sight: Břevnov Monastery.

Dejvice[edit]

Home to many technically oriented faculties of Charles University, such as those of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemistry. Popular residential area better amongst "better” Prague families and foreigners, especially Americans. Important sights: National Technical Library, Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square)- the central square of Dejvice -, and the Stalinist building of the former Intercontinental Hotel, now the Crown Plaza Hotel.

Střešovice[edit]

One of Prague's most expensive places in terms of rental prices. Many rich and ancient houses from the Functionalist period. Important sights: Villa Mueller or Baba - a completely protected area, full of Functionalist villas, which were built in 1937.

Ruzyně[edit]

Main article: Ruzyně

Famous for its Prague Ruzyně Airport as well as for its prison which, during the communist era, also accommodated former President Václav Havel, together with other dissidents[citation needed]

Government[edit]

The Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the property of Prague Ruzyně Airport in Ruzyně.[1]

Economy[edit]

Czech Airlines has its head office on the grounds of Prague Ruzyně Airport in Ruzyně.[2] Travel Service Airlines and its low cost subsidiary Smart Wings have their head office on the airport property.[3][4]

Universities[edit]

Universities located in Prague 6:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 25 February 2012. "Postal and visitor´s address: Civil Aviation Authority Czech Republic Ruzyně Airport 160 08 Praha 6"
  2. ^ "Imprint." Czech Airlines. Retrieved on 4 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Contacts." Travel Service Airlines. Retrieved on 14 November 2011. "Travel Service, a. s. K Letišti 1068/30 160 08 Prague 6 Czech Republic"
  4. ^ "Contact." Smart Wings. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "Office at Prague airport K letisti 1068/30 160 08 Praha 6 Czech Republic"

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