- Prague 1
Prague 1, formally the Prague 1 Municipal District ("Městská čast Praha 1"), is a second-tier municipality in
Prague. It is co-extensive with the national administrative district ("správní obvod") of the same name.
Prague 1 includes most of the
medievalheart of the city. All of Staré Město (the Old Town) and Josefov (the Jewish Quarter) are in the district, as are most of Malá Strana(the Little Quarter), Hradčanyand Nové Město (the New Town). Tiny parts of Holešoviceand Vinohradyround out the district. The district has remained intact since its creation in 1960.
Most of Prague 1 is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Almost all of Prague's major tourist sites, including Prague Castle, Old Town Square, the Charles Bridgeand the above-mentioned Jewish Quarter, are in the district. The Parliament of the Czech Republicand the offices of the government are in Malá Strana, while the main building of Charles Universityis in Staré Město.
As of the end of 2004, 32,552 people lived in 18,821 homes in the district. The district covers 5.53 km² (1,366
A Prague 1 address is considered quite prestigious, and real estate here is the most expensive in the city.
Vladimír Vihan of the
Civic Democratic Partyis the current mayorof Prague 1. He was elected in 2002 to replace former mayor Jan Bürgermeister.
* [http://www.praha1.cz Prague 1 official site]
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