|Municipal District of Prague
Cadastral Area of Prague
former Tour pub in Běchovice
|Official name: Městská část Praha-Běchovice|
|Region||Prague, the Capital City|
|Area||6.83 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Density||591 / km2 (1,531 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||190 11|
Location of Běchovice in Prague
Běchovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbjɛxovɪtsɛ]) is a suburb of Prague, currently a municipal district in the administrative district Prague 21. It is located about 13 km east of the city centre. The main road and railway line connecting Prague and Kolín pass through Běchovice. The population as of 2008 was 4,038.
Běchovice railway station was the site of Massacre in Běchovice which happened on 17 June 1848.
Today the location is domestically known mainly for a mass attended 10 km run whose course follows the road from Běchovice towards Prague. It has been held in early autumn each year without interruption since 1897 (Boston Marathon being the only other running event of comparable tradition).
- http://www.praha-bechovice.cz/ official website of the municipal district
- http://www.bechovice-praha.cz/ official website of Běchovice - Prague Run
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