Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural,
and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1100 years. For many decades
during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors
and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
Today, the city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan
area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.
2012 WOMEN’S PRAGUE CUP - PRAGUE INFO
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of Europe's (and the world's)
most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth most-visited European city after
London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Prague suffered considerably less damage
during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of
its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most
pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance,
Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern...more(courtesy of Wikipedia, 2009)