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Prague 6, formally the municipal district Prague 6 (Městská část Praha 6), is the largest Prague district.

Prague 6

Praha 6
Municipal District of Prague
Administrative District of Prague
Zikova street, Prague 6
Zikova street, Prague 6
Flag of Prague 6
Flag
Coat of arms of Prague 6
Coat of arms
Location of Prague 6 in Prague
Location of Prague 6 in Prague
Coordinates: 50°6′3″N 14°23′41″E / 50.10083°N 14.39472°E / 50.10083; 14.39472Coordinates: 50°6′3″N 14°23′41″E / 50.10083°N 14.39472°E / 50.10083; 14.39472
CountryCzech Republic
RegionPrague
Government
 • MayorOndřej Kolář
Area
 • Total41.54 km2 (16.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total104,356
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
160 00
Websitehttp://www.praha6.cz

It is located in the north-west of Prague. It covers 41.54 km² and has 100,600 inhabitants (31.12.2008).

The administrative district (správní obvod) of the same name comprises Prague 6 and municipal districts Lysolaje, Nebušice, Přední Kopanina and Suchdol.

Prague 6 includes cadastral areas Ruzyně, Liboc, Veleslavín, Vokovice, Dejvice, Střešovice and parts of cadastral areas Břevnov, Sedlec, Bubeneč and Hradčany.

The district contains several sites (e.g. Břevnov Monastery) and cultural institutions (Semafor, Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka, the Baba district and the Hvězda Game Reserve with its many chateaux in an area of 86 hectares. Also the biggest airport in Czech Republic, the Václav Havel Airport is located in this District.

Ondřej Kolář from TOP09 is the Mayor of the municipal district Prague 6 since 2014.

StrahovEdit

Strahov is characterised by an aging sports stadium and constant construction works and is especially popular amongst students. Their “town” consists of ten large blocks of dormitories accommodating not only young people from all over the world but also several classic student pubs and restaurants and some of the best night clubs in town. Important sight: Strahov Monastery.

BřevnovEdit

Home of the medical students and the Kajetánka University Residence. However, it is also considered a “good address" in Prague. For this reason, the current Czech President resides here, as have all his predecessors. Also Jaroslav Seifert, the poet and Literature Nobel Laureate, lived in Břevnov. Important sight: Břevnov Monastery.

DejviceEdit

Home to many technically oriented faculties of Charles University, such as those of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemistry. Popular residential area amongst "better” Prague families and foreigners, especially Americans. Important sights: National Technical Library, Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square)- the central square of Dejvice -, and the Stalinist building of the Hotel International Prague.

StřešoviceEdit

One of Prague's most expensive places in terms of rental prices. Many rich and ancient houses from the Functionalist period. Important sights: Villa Mueller or Baba - a completely protected area, full of Functionalist villas, which were built in 1937.

RuzyněEdit

Famous for the Václav Havel Airport Prague as well as for its prison which also accommodated former President Václav Havel during the communist regime, together with other dissidents[citation needed].

GovernmentEdit

The Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the property of Václav Havel Airport in Ruzyně.[1]

EconomyEdit

Czech Airlines has its head office on the grounds of Václav Havel Airport in Ruzyně.[2] Travel Service Airlines and its low cost subsidiary Smart Wings have their head office on the airport property.[3][4]

EducationEdit

Universities located in Prague 6:

International schools:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Home page. Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 25 February 2012. "Postal and visitor´s address: Civil Aviation Authority Czech Republic Ruzyně Airport 160 08 Praha 6"
  2. ^ "Imprint Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine." Czech Airlines. Retrieved on 4 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Contacts." Travel Service Airlines. Retrieved on 14 November 2011. "Travel Service, a. s. K Letišti 1068/30 160 08 Prague 6 Czech Republic"
  4. ^ "Contact Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine." Smart Wings. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "Office at Prague airport K letisti 1068/30 160 08 Praha 6 Czech Republic"
  5. ^ "One School, Three Campuses." Prague British International School. Retrieved on 4 January 2019. "Vlastina campus Vlastina 19 161 00 Praha 6"
  6. ^ "Vlastina." Prague British School. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "Address: Vlastina 19, Prague 6"
  7. ^ "Contact Information." International School of Prague. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "Nebusicka 700 164 00 Prague 6 Czech Republic"
  8. ^ "子女教育." Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "プラハ日本人学校 住所:Skuteckeho 1388, 163 00 Praha 6–Repy"

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