Municipal District of Prague
Administrative District of Prague
Prokopovo náměstí (Prokop Square)
Location of Prague 3 in Prague
|• Mayor||Jiří Ptáček|
|• Total||6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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. Yet only a short distance away are nice apartments and a new shopping mall with expensive stores.
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.
- Prague 3 official site
- Prague 3 flag and coat of arms from Flags of the World
- Census statistics for Czech municipalities (in Czech)
- "Bars in Žižkov". Retrieved 27 April 2014.
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