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Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia proper. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3\u00A0million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2\u00A0million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Pet\u0159\u00EDn hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University. Prague is classified as a Beta+ global city according to GaWC studies, comparable to Berlin, Rome, or Houston. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.1\u00A0million international visitors annually, as of 2009. In 2011, Prague was the sixth-most-visited city in Europe.





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Prague
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and fourteenth largest city in European Union. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of nearly 2.0 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and chilly winters.
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List of K-1 events
This is a list of events held and scheduled by the K-1, a kickboxing and mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. The list consists of all the official K-1 World Grand Prix events, regional preliminaries as well as other kickboxing events fought under the K-1 Rules 8 man tournament format. The first event, K-1 Sanctuary I, took place on March 30, 1993 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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Charles University in Prague
Charles University in Prague (also simply Charles University; Czech: Univerzita Karlova v Praze; Latin: Universitas Carolina Pragensis; German: Karls-Universität zu Prag) is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation, and a top university in Central and Eastern Europe that also ranks among the 1.5 percent world’s best universities.
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Prague Spring
The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected the First Secretary of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and continued until 21 August when the Soviet Union and all members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country with the notable exception of Romania to halt the reforms.
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AC Sparta Prague
AC Sparta Prague (Czech: AC Sparta Praha) is a Czech football club based in Prague. It is the most successful club in the Czech Republic and one of the most successful in Central Europe, having reached the semifinals of the European Cup in 1992. Sparta was long the main source for the Czech Republic national football team, however lately this has ceased to be the case, as the best Czech players almost all now play in higher-paying foreign leagues.
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SK Slavia Prague
Sportovní Klub Slavia Praha (English: SK Slavia Prague) is a Czech professional football club founded in 1892 in the city of Prague. They play in the Gambrinus liga—the highest competition in the Czech Republic. Alongside Sparta Prague, they are considered one of the top Czech clubs and the rivalry between the two clubs is important in Czech football. Slavia has won 17 titles, several Czech cups and the Mitropa Cup (Central European Cup) in 1938.
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Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, in Czech and in Slovak: Komunistická strana Československa (KSČ) was a Communist and Marxist-Leninist political party in Czechoslovakia that existed between 1921 and 1992. In the Act on Lawlessness of the Communist Regime and on Resistance Against It, passed 1993 in the Czech Republic, the party was declared as a criminal organization.
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List of diplomatic missions of the United States
This is a list of diplomatic missions of the United States.
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Prague Conservatory
Prague Conservatory, sometimes also Prague Conservatoire, in Czech Pražská konzervatoř, is a Czech secondary school in Prague dedicated to teaching the arts of music and theater acting.
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Golem
In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing. The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late 16th century chief rabbi of Prague.
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Prague Castle
Prague Castle is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 metres in length and an average of about 130 metres wide.
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National Theatre (Prague)
The National Theatre in Prague is known as the Alma Mater of Czech opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art. The National Theatre belongs to the most important Czech cultural institutions, with a rich artistic tradition which was created and maintained by the most distinguished personalities in Czech society. This tradition helped to preserve and develop the most important features of the nation–the Czech language and a sense for a Czech musical and dramatic way of thinking.
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Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas
From March 1848 through July 1849, the Habsburg Austrian Empire was threatened by revolutionary movements. Much of the revolutionary activity was of a nationalist character: the empire, ruled from Vienna, included Austrian Germans, Hungarians, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Ruthenians, Romanians, Croats, Italians, and Serbs, all of whom attempted in the course of the revolution to either achieve autonomy, independence, or even hegemony over other nationalities.
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Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague is a university level school of music, dance, drama, film, TV and multi-media studies.
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Adalbert of Prague
This article is about St Adalbert of Prague. For other uses, see Adalbert (disambiguation). Saint Adalbert, Czech:  Vojtěch; Polish: Wojciech, (c. 956 – April 23, 997), Czech Roman Catholic saint, a Bishop of Prague and a missionary, was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians. He evangelized Poles and Hungarians. St. Vojtěch was later made the patron saint of Bohemia, Poland, Hungary and Prussia.
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Bohemians 1905
Bohemians 1905 (previously named FC Bohemians Praha) is a Prague-based football club with over a hundred years of history. It is one of the most popular clubs in the Czech Republic. Its most successful era came in the early 1980s when the club won the Czechoslovakian League Championship and advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup (both in 1983). In the year 2005 it survived a crisis, which was a consequence of bad management.
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HC Sparta Praha
HC Sparta Praha is a Prague based Czech ice hockey team playing in Czech Extraliga.
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Prague Metro
The Prague Metro is a subway, underground public transportation network in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the fastest means of transportation around the city and serves about one and a half million passengers a day, which makes it the seventh busiest metro system in Europe and the most-used in the world on a per capita basis.
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Early Slavs
The early Slavs were a diverse group of tribal societies in Migration period and early medieval Europe (ca. 5th to 10th centuries) whose tribal organizations indirectly created the foundations for today’s Slavic nations (via the Slavic states of the High Middle Ages). The first mention of the name Slavs dates to the 6th century, by which time the Slavic tribes inhabited a vast area of central-eastern Europe.
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List of one-club men
A one-club man is a term used to describe a football player who has played his entire professional career with only one club. In the strictest definition, one-club men are rare in football due to the effects of the promotion and relegation systems used by most professional leagues.
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Prague-East District
The District of Prague-East (Okres Praha-východ in Czech) is a district in the Central Bohemian Region (Středočeský kraj), Czech Republic. Its administrative centre is Prague.
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HC Slavia Praha
HC Slavia Praha is a Czech ice hockey team located in Prague playing the Czech Extraliga. It plays home games in the O2 Arena in Prague. Slavia most recently won the Extraliga in 2008. The team played in the 2008–09 season of the Champions Hockey League.
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Prague State Opera
The Prague State Opera, is an opera and ballet company in Prague, Czech Republic. The theatre was originally founded in 1888 as the New German Theatre and from 1949 to 1989 it was known as the Smetana Theatre.
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Judah Loew ben Bezalel
Judah Loew ben Bezalel, alt. Loewe, Löwe, or Levai, (c. 1520 – 17 September 1609) widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague, or simply The MaHaRaL, the Hebrew acronym of "Moreinu ha-Rav Loew," ("Our Teacher, Rabbi Loew") was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who served as a leading rabbi in the city of Prague in Bohemia for most of his life.
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Prague Ruzyně Airport

Prague Ruzyně Airport

Prague-West District
The District of Prague-West (Okres Praha-západ) is a district in the Central Bohemian Region (Středočeský kraj), Czech Republic. Its administrative centre is Prague.
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Malá Strana

Malá Strana

Utraquism
See "Utraquist school" for a kind of bilingual school Utraquism (from the Latin sub utraque specie, meaning "in both kinds") was a Christian dogma first proposed by Jacob of Mies in 1414. It maintained that the Eucharist should be administered "in both kinds" — as both bread and wine — to all the congregation, including the laity. (The practice among Roman Catholics at the time was for only the priests to partake of the wine. ) The Utraquists were a moderate faction of the Hussites.
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Prague Spring International Music Festival
The Prague Spring International Music Festival is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. The first festival was held under the patronage of Czechoslovak president Edvard Beneš, and its organizing committee was made up of important figures in Czech musical life.
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1978 European Athletics Championships
The 12th European Athletics Championships were held from 29 August to 3 September 1978 in the Stadion Evžena Rošického in Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia.
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National Museum (Prague)
The National museum is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved. At present the National Museum houses almost 14 million items from the area of natural history, history, arts, music and librarianship, located in tens of buildings.
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FK Dukla Prague
FK Dukla Prague is a Czech association football club located in Prague-Dejvice, Czech Republic. It currently plays in the Gambrinus liga.
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Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism
The Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism (also known as the Prague Declaration), which was signed on 3 June 2008, was a declaration initiated by the Czech government and signed by prominent European politicians, former political prisoners and historians, among them Václav Havel and Joachim Gauck, which called for "Europe-wide condemnation of, and education about, the crimes of communism.
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Operation Anthropoid
‎‎Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination attempt on SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi Germany acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The operation was carried out in Prague on 27 May 1942 after having been prepared by the British Special Operations Executive with the approval of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile. Although only wounded in the attack, Heydrich died from his injuries on 4 June 1942.
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Prague school (linguistics)
The Prague school, or Prague linguistic circle, was an influential group of literary critics and linguists in Prague. Its proponents developed methods of structuralist literary analysis during the years 1928–1939. It has had significant continuing influence on linguistics and semiotics.
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National Gallery in Prague
The National Gallery in Prague (Czech: Národní galerie v Praze) is a state-owned art gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. It is housed in different locations within the city, the largest being the Veletržní Palác. Its history dates back to the 18th century (exactly February 5, 1796), when a group of prominent representatives of Bohemia patriotic aristocracy and Enlightened middle-class intellectuals decided to elevate what they called "debased artistic taste" of the local population.
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Barrandov Studios
Barrandov Studios is a famous set of film studios in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest film studio in the country and one of the largest in Europe. Several of the movies filmed there won Academy Awards. At present the studios are often called the "European Hollywood" or "Hollywood of the East" due to increasing interest of western productions. The studios make an annual award of the Golden Trilobite (Zlaté Trilobit).
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Prague Offensive
The Prague Offensive (Russian: Пражская стратегическая наступательная операция "Prague Strategic Offensive") was the last major Soviet operation of World War II in Europe. The offensive, and the battle for Prague, was fought on the Eastern Front from 6 May to 11 May 1945. This battle for the city is particularly noteworthy in that it ended after the Third Reich capitulated on 8 May 1945. This battle is also noteworthy in that it was fought concurrently with the Prague Uprising.
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List of Prague Metro stations
The following is a list of Prague Metro stations, ordered by line. The most important city centre stations are emphasized. Names in parentheses denote former station names from before 1990. The accessibility of the station for persons with impaired mobility and important places nearby are also given.
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Slánský trial

Slánský trial

Old Town (Prague)
See other places named Staré Město. Old Town is a medieval settlement of Prague, Czech Republic. It was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava at both of its ends. The moat is now covered up by the streets (from north to south-west) Revolučni, Na Příkopě, and Národni—which remain the official boundary of the cadastral district of Old Town. It is now in Praha 1.
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European route E67
European route E 67 is a E-road running from Prague in the Czech Republic to Helsinki in Finland by way of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It is known as the Via Baltica between Warsaw and Tallinn, a distance of 970 kilometres (600 mi). It is a significant road connection between the Baltic states. The final stretch between Tallinn and Helsinki is by ferry (with about 10 car ferry departures each direction per day).
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Praha hlavní nádraží

Praha hlavní nádraží

Prague uprising
For the events of Spring 1968, see Prague Spring Prague Uprising Part of World War II 300pxResidents and defenders of the Prague Uprising barricades greet the Red Army tanks on May 9, 1945 Date May 5–8, 1945 Location Prague, Czech Republic Result Liberation of Prague Belligerents 22x20px Germany 22x20px Czech Resistance22x20px Russian Liberation Army22x20px Soviet Union Commanders and leaders 22x20px Karl Hermann Frank22x20px Rudolf Toussaint22x20px Carl von Pückler 22x20px Otakar Machotka22x20px Sergei Bunyachenko Strength 40,000 22x20px 30,00022x20px 18,000 Casualties and losses 1,000 killed 22x20px 1,500 killed22x20px 300 killed22x20px 30 killed in Prague Unknown number of civilians killed The Prague uprising was an attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation during World War II.
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University of Economics, Prague
The University of Economics, Prague, (Czech: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, abbreviated VŠE) is a public university located in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest university in the field of economics, business and information technologies in the Czech Republic with almost 20,000 students (3,000 students are foreigners mostly from the European Union or post-Soviet states) in its bachelor, masters and doctoral programmes.
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Cosmas of Prague
Cosmas of Prague (c. 1045 – October 21, 1125) was a Bohemian priest, writer and historian born in a noble family in Bohemia. Between 1075 and 1081, he studied in Liège. After his return to Bohemia, he became a priest and married Božetěcha, with whom he probably had a son. In 1086 Cosmas was appointed prebendary (canonicus) of Prague, a prestigious position. As prebendary he also travelled through Europe on official matters.
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FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov)

FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov)

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague is a Catholic archdiocese of the Latin Rite in the Czech Republic. The archepiscopal see is in the Czech capital of Prague. The diocese was founded in 973 as the Diocese of Prague. It was elevated to an archdiocese on 30 April 1344. Msgr Dominik Duka, O.P. is the current archbishop. The following is a list of bishops and archbishops of Prague. The Archdiocese of Prague was created as a bishopric in 973, and elevated to an archbishopric on 30 April 1344.
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Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech: Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze) or FAMU is one of the oldest film schools in Europe. Located in Prague, Czech Republic, FAMU was founded in 1946 as one of three branches of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
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Clementinum
The Clementinum is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005 the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World).
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