Basic facts about Prague

Live Prague, win the world

With a location in the heart of Europe, the capital of the Czech Republic offers the perfect base for comfortable living with global reach. Prague has been ranked as the eighth-best city for expats to live in. Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, mixing its historical roots with modern charm.

Highlights

  • 8th best city for expats
  • 5th best transport
  • 5th Major European City of the Future

Basic facts

  • Capital of the Czech Republic (EU member since 2004): 1,259,079  residents
  • Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
  • Airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague, 30 minutes to downtown, www.prague.aero
  • Distances: Berlin 350 km, Vienna 330 km, Budapest 530 km, Krakow 540 km
  • Time: Central European Time (GMT+1); Central European Summer Time +1 (GMT+2)
  • Climate: temperate, average annual temperature 9.0 °C; summer average 19.0 °C; winter average -0.9 °C
  • Electrical voltage: 230 V
  • National dialling code of the Czech Republic: +420
  • The Vltava River flows through the city for 31 km; maximum width 330 m

Historical centre: Castle District (Hradčany), Lesser Town (Malá Strana), Old Town (Staré Město), New Town (Nové Město) and Vyšehrad