City of Prague

Prague is the ancient capital of Charles IV's Bohemian Kingdom, and the city has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Its epic history has made Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tourism of vital economic importance.
The position of Prague as the capital of the Czech Republic is defined in the Constitution of the Czech Republic and the Act No. 131/2000 on the Capital City of Prague.

Prague is divided into 57 municipal districts whose administrative powers are laid down in the Charter of the City of Prague together with the Prague City Hall, the municipal districts provide for both self-government and statutory functions of state administration.

The Capital City of Prague is the largest city of the Czech Republic. Its area is 496 sq km, which is only 0.6% of the CR&rsquo s territory, but with the population of 1,212,097 inhabitants as at 31 December 2007 it represents 11.7% of the total population of the CR. Prague then markedly dominates the population structure in the Czech Republic as its second largest city, Brno, makes one third of the Prague&rsquo s population.


BICY Implemented in the Central Europe Programme ( is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).