Thursday, August 16, 2007

History of Prague


Prague, which covers an area of 496 sq km (192 sq mi), was formed in 1920 by incorporation of 37 nearby towns and villages. Greater Prague also includes numerous new suburban developments dominated by high-rise apartments that date from the Communist era. Prague (Chezh Republic) was part of Chezhoslovakia since 14 years ago, when Chezhoslovakia became 2 republick (Chezh and Slovakia)

The historic center of the city developed in a broad valley on the banks and surrounding hills of the Vltava River. Many bridges link the two parts of the city. The most famous of these is the Charles Bridge (legend : on Charles Bridge exist opertunity to make wish DO NOT miss it!), commissioned in the late 14th century by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, completed in the early 15th century and later embellished with statues of saints. Old Town, founded in the 13th century, and New Town, which developed in the 14th century, lie on the eastern bank of the river. Old Town contains many important architectural and artistic monuments, several of them situated on Old Town Square.

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