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A2  BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CITY

Prague is the Capital City of the Czech Republic. Its number of inhabitants and area makes it the largest city in the Czech Republic. Its role of the country natural centre of politics, international affairs, education, cultural life, and economy just follows from these factors. Prague is not merely a centre of employment opportunities for the Central Bohemia Region, yet also for the whole country; here the international companies and firms doing business in progressive sectors of economy get concentrated. This determines the City high economic performance, high average pay, and low unemployment rate. The number of the Prague inhabitants has been growing namely due to economically motivated foreign migration.

Its cultural and natural heritage makes Prague an attractive metropolis. The City is located on the widely varied terrain of the Vltava River valley. There are precious natural sites located on the City territory as well. Since 1992 the City historic centre has been enlisted on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The City is a statutory city according to the Act on the Capital City of Prague. It is administered by bodies of the Capital City – Assembly of the Capital City of Prague, Council of the Capital City of Prague, and the Prague City Hall. For purposes of government administration Prague has been subdivided into 22 administrative districts since 2001; concerning its self-government it comprises of 57 autonomous City Districts having their own elected bodies. Prague forms, at the same time, one of 14 regions of the Czech Republic.

Tab. A2.1 Prague – basic characteristics

Rozloha [km2]

496

Area [km2]

 

Správní členění

 

Administrative division

  počet městských částí

57

  number of City Districts

  počet katastrálních území

112

  number of Cadastral Districts

 

Poloha (střed města)

 

Location (City centre)

  zeměpisná šířka (s. š.)

50°05´

  geographical latitude

  zeměpisná délka (v. d.)

14°27´

  geographical longitude

 

Nadmořská výška [m]

 

Altitude [m]

  maximální (Zličín)

399

  maximum (Zličín)

  minimální (Suchdol)

177

  minimum (Suchdol)

 

Klima (Ruzyně)

 

Climate (Ruzyně)

  prům. roční teplota vzduchu [°C]

9,2

  average annual air temperature [°C]

  roční úhrn srážek [mm]

478,9

  annual rainfall [mm]

 

Řeka Vltava

 

Vltava River

  délka toku [km]

30

  length [km]

  průtok – Chuchle [m3.s-1]

155

  flow rate in Chuchle [m3.s-1]

 

Druhy pozemků [ha]

 

Types of land [ha]

  zemědělská půda

20 428

  agricultural land

  lesní pozemky

5 030

  forest land

  vodní plochy

1 075

  water bodies

  zastavěné plochy

5 027

  developed areas

  ostatní plochy

18 051

  other areas

 

Obyvatelstvo

 

Population

  počet obyvatel k 31. 12. 2009

1 249 026

  number of inhabitants as at 31 December 2009

    – ženy

640 710

    – females

    – muži

608 316

    – males

  střední stav obyvatelstva

1 242 956

  average population

  zalidnění obyvatel na 1 km2

2 518

  population density per 1 sq km

 

Domy, byty*

 

Houses, apartments*

  počet domů

88 200

  number of houses

  počet bytů

551 243

  number of apartments

  obytná plocha [m2]

21 157 895

  dwelling area [m2]

 

Hrubý domácí produkt na 1 obyvatele (2008)**

  

Gross national product per capita (2008)**

  – Kč

762 352

  – CZK

  – EURO

30 560

  – EURO

 

Registrovaná míra nezaměstnanosti [%]

3,66

Registered unemployment rate [%]

* Census (SLDB) 2001.

** Preliminary data expected to be corrected to give the final data.

Fig. A2.1  Prague – administrative map, state as at 31 December 2009

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Note: Effective since 1 November 2007 the City District Prague 18 has been acting powers for the City District Prague - Čakovice instead of the City District Prague 19.
The full name of a City District not marked with numbers 1–22 is, for example, Prague - Čakovice.

Source: ÚRM, MHMP

Fig. A2.2  Vertical relief, water courses and reservoirs

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Source: ÚRM

Fig. A2.3  Map of technical usage of the territory (type of area), state as in 2010

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Source: ÚRM, MHMP

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