Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is the biggest city and capital of the Czech Republic. It is the 14th largest city in the European Union. It is as well the historical capital of Bohemia. It is located in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River. The city is residence to about 1.3 million people, while its larger town zone is approximated to have inhabitants of almost 2 million. The city has a clement oceanic climate, with humid summers and cold winters.
Prague has been a cultural, political and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes throughout its 1,100-year life. Established during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance periods, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the bench of two divine Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an main city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian territory and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played key roles in the Protestant improvement, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist time.