Prague 3

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Prague 3

Praha 3
Municipal District of Prague
Administrative District of Prague
Prokopovo náměstí (Prokop Square)
Prokopovo náměstí (Prokop Square)
Flag of Prague 3
Flag
Coat of arms of Prague 3
Coat of arms
Location of Prague 3 in Prague
Location of Prague 3 in Prague
Coordinates: 50°5′4″N 14°27′15″E / 50.08444°N 14.45417°E / 50.08444; 14.45417Coordinates: 50°5′4″N 14°27′15″E / 50.08444°N 14.45417°E / 50.08444; 14.45417
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPrague
Government
 • MayorJiří Ptáček
Area
 • Total6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total78,424
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
130 00
Websitehttp://www.praha3.cz

Prague 3 (formally the Prague 3 Municipal District, Czech: Městská čast Praha 3), is a second-tier municipality in Prague. It is identical to the national administrative district (správní obvod) of the same name.

The district includes most of the cadastral area of Žižkov and parts of Vinohrady, Vysočany and Strašnice. The district area has remained intact since its creation in 1960.

Like many districts of the city, Prague 3 is socioeconomically diverse. The western part of Žižkov is known for its high concentration of brothels, strip clubs and cheap bars.[1] Yet only a short distance away are nice apartments and a new shopping mall with expensive stores.[citation needed]

Two of Prague's most-visible landmarks are in Prague 3: the National Monument, with its giant equestrian statue of Jan Žižka; and the 216 metre-high Žižkov Tower, Prague's tallest structure. The very large Olšany Cemeteries take up much of the district. A Jewish cemetery nearby, one of two historic Jewish burial places in the district, contains the grave of Czech-German writer Franz Kafka.

As of the end of 2004, 70,936 people lived in the 6.50 km² district.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bars in Žižkov". Retrieved 27 April 2014.