Prague property - property in Prague
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The Czech Republic, as a part of Middle Europe, is squeezed between
Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. The country is bordered by the
mountains. Its area is almost 79.000 sq. km (30.000 sq. miles), as same
size as the island of Ireland. The highest point is Snezka, 1602 m (5222
ft). The capital Prague is just in the middle of the western part of
the country, 300 m above sea level.
There are about 10 million people in the Czech Republic (1.3 million
in Prague). Most of them are Czechs and they speak Czech language. They
tend to be polite, mild-mannered with a good sense of humor, not incline
to argue or fight. They are intelligent, creative, well educated and
can be quite conservative. The largest Church is Roman Catholic one
but Czechs are mostly atheists, because of the systematic oppression
of religion during Communism.
Czech industries include power engineering, metallurgy, car manufacture,
glass, leather, plastics, chemicals, ceramics and beer.
The Czech Repiblic is a four seasoned country with a continental climate.
The summers tend to be sunny and quite hot, the winters cold, spring
and fall mild but changeable.
There is nice weather from May through September. The most recommended
month to visit is June. There is nice weather and there are not so many
tourists as in July, August and September.
Air pollution is
still problem in Prague. In mid-winter (November - February) when people
are burning coal for heating, the streets are jammed full of cars and
inversion layer occurs. Prague's air can be thick and foul. The City
Council started up the programme of gas heating so the air pollution
has been getting better in the last years.
One of the most informative English language paper is the weekly paper
The Prague Post, written by English and American staff. You can find
news, concert, gallery, museum, cinema, theatre, club schedules as well
as restaurant reviews and excursion ideas. It is an excellent source
of local information.
In an emergency dial the following numbers 24 hours a day.
• Police : dial 158
• Ambulance : dial 155
• Fire : dial 150
Violent crime is still rare by the standards of western Europe or the
United States, but there is a great deal of theft. Lock your car and
put your valuables in the hotel. Be alert to the danger of pickpockets
in crowded places, particularly on trams and metro. Prague is plagued
with unscrupulous cabbies. Hailing a taxi on the street is inviting