- Prague 2
Prague 2, formally the Prague 2 Municipal District ("Městská čast Praha 2"), is a second-tier municipality in
Prague. It is co-extensive with the national administrative district ("správní obvod") of the same name.
The district includes all of
Vyšehradand parts of Vinohrady, New Town and Nusle. The district has remained intact since its creation in 1960.
Vyšehrad contains the Czech national cemetery and the ruins of a
medievalfortress. Prague 2's section of New Town includes Charles Square, the Gothic town hall and several Charles Universitybuildings. The historical center of Vinohrady, with its expensive apartment buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century, also falls under the jurisdiction of Prague 2.
The main Prague 2 municipal building is on náměstí Míru, the grand central plaza of Vinohrady.
As of the end of 2004, 48,918 people lived in 34,689 homes in the district. At 4.19 km² (1,035
acres), Prague 2 is the smallest administrative district in the country.
* [http://www.praha2.cz Prague 2 official site]
* [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/cz-ab-02.html Prague 2 flag and coat of arms from Flags of the World]
* [http://www.czso.cz/csu/edicniplan.nsf/p/1302-04 Census statistics for Czech municipalities (in Czech)]
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