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Letňany was founded in 1307, and became part of Prague in 1968. Now it is part of the Prague 9 administrative district, form local government district of Prague 18 and its own cadastral area. The district has become one of the richest districts of Prague.

There is a large shopping mall, "Obchodní centrum Letňany", with shopping area exceeding 125 000 m2.[1]

Letňany was site of the aircraft industry (Avia and Letov), but the industry gradually declined and Letňany became a mostly residential district. There are two airports - non public international[citation needed] Letňany airport and Kbely military airport.

Nearby Prague Metro station Letňany on the new extension of Line C was opened in May 2008.


The Air Accidents Investigation Institute has its head office in Letňany.[2]


  1. ^ Biggest shopping centre in Prague - About centre | Shopping Centre Letňany
  2. ^ "Contacts." Air Accidents Investigation Institute. Retrieved on 15 February 2012. "Beranových 130, Prague, Czech Republic ZIP Code 19900"

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Coordinates: 50°08′N 14°31′E / 50.133°N 14.517°E / 50.133; 14.517