Prague 1

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Prague 1

Praha 1
Municipal District of Prague
Administrative District of Prague
Bridge Tower in Little Quarter
Bridge Tower in Little Quarter
Flag of Prague 1
Flag
Coat of arms of Prague 1
Coat of arms
Location of Prague 1 in Prague
Location of Prague 1 in Prague
Coordinates: 50°5′11″N 14°24′40″E / 50.08639°N 14.41111°E / 50.08639; 14.41111Coordinates: 50°5′11″N 14°24′40″E / 50.08639°N 14.41111°E / 50.08639; 14.41111
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPrague
Government
 • MayorPavel Čižinský
Area
 • Total5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total32,552
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
110 00
Websitehttp://www.praha1.cz

Prague 1, formally the Prague 1 Municipal District (Městská část Praha 1), is a second-tier municipality in Prague. It is co-extensive with the national administrative district (správní obvod) of the same name.

Prague 1 includes most of the medieval heart of the city. All of Staré Město (the Old Town) and Josefov (the Jewish Quarter) are in the district, as are most of Malá Strana (the Little Quarter), Hradčany and Nové Město (the New Town). Tiny parts of Holešovice and Vinohrady round out the district. The district has remained intact since its creation in 1960.

Most of Prague 1 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Almost all of Prague's major tourist sites, including Prague Castle, Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge and the above-mentioned Jewish Quarter, are in the district. The Parliament of the Czech Republic and the offices of the government are in Malá Strana, while the main building of Charles University is in Staré Město.

As of the end of 2004, 32,552 people lived in 18,821 homes in the district. The district covers 5.53 km² (1,366 acres).

A Prague 1 address is considered quite prestigious, and real estate here is the most expensive in the city.

Filip Dvořák of the Civic Democratic Party is the current mayor of Prague 1. He was elected in 2009 to replace former mayor Petr Hejma.

Government[edit]

The Czech Ministry of Transport is in Prague 1.[1]

The Rail Safety Inspection Office has its head office in Prague 1.[2]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is headquartered in Czernin Palace in Prague 1.[3]

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic head office is in Prague 1.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Czech Ministry of Transport. Retrieved on 12 March 2019. "Ministry of Transport nábřeží Ludvíka Svobody 1222/12 110 15 Praha 1"
  2. ^ "Contacts." Rail Safety Inspection Office. Retrieved on 15 February 2012. "Těšnov 5 110 00 Praha 1"
  3. ^ "Contacts." Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved on 5 January 2019. "Main Building - Czernin Palace Ministry of Foreign Affairs Loretánské náměstí 5 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic"
  4. ^ "Contact." Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Retrieved on 4 January 2019. "Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Karmelitska 529/5 118 12 Prague 1 Czech Republic"

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