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Transcript of Prague
A Warm Welcoming to Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Location is split into two different subtopics. Absolute location, meaning the whereabouts of the area are given in specific detail (longitude and latitude). Relative location, meaning the area can be described to provide a rough estimated-location on earth based on it’s relationships with other places (close to, nearby etc.)
Place can be portrayed as human characteristics as well as physical characteristics of a location. Physical characteristics are a description of things such as mountains, rivers, beaches etc. Human characteristics include culture, religion etc.
Interaction can also be split into two different subtopics, environment and human. However an interaction, whether it’s human or environmental, can be positive or negative. Human interaction can be defined as the effect people have on the environment. While environment interaction can be defined as the effect the environment has on people.
Regions can be characterized as either a physical region or a human region. Physical regions are known to be parts of a location (towns, provinces etc.) that have been split up according to their environmental surroundings. Human regions are quite similar to physical regions, the only difference is the decision to split a location into towns, provinces etc are man-made.
Movement is simply defined as the way things (information, resources, ideas, transportation, imports/exports etc.) get to or leave a place/location.
Environment generally describes the landforms, climate, vegetation, soils and waters of a location.
As stated before the two types of location are absolute and relative. Generally Prague is located in Czech Republic, Europe in the district of Praha. The absolute location of Prague is 50° 05” N, 14° 27” E. The whereabouts of Prague (relative location) can be described several different ways. For example Prague is surrounded by Germany, Australia, Slovakia and Poland. Prague is located 600 km away from the Baltic Sea and over 700 km away from the Northern sea as well as the Adriatic Sea. Lastly Prague is approximately the same latitude as Frankfurt Germany, Paris France and Vancouver Canada.
This image shows the Longitude and Latitude (absolute location) of Prague.
Old Town Square
Prague National Theater
Old Jewish Cemetery
John Lennon Wall
Prague has been known to be located in the heart of Czech Republic. Physically, Prague has several hills (Vitkov, Vysehrad, Petrin, Letna, Opts, Vetrov, Skalka, Emauzy, Karlov), rivers (Vltava, Berounka), valleys (Wild Sarka, Modrany Gorge) and forested areas (Krivoklatsko, Klanovice, Kunratice, Mihle, Chuchie, Xaverov, Dablice ). Along with these characteristics Prague has also been known for their countryside and agricultural land (farms). With their heterogeneous population, the majority of Prague's residents are made up of Czechs, however the city has a number of Rome and Slovak communities as well as Germans and Americans. This city blooms with culture from their museums, parks and festivals, Prague has been known for their arts and mouthwatering dishes.
The Rudolfinum is a music auditorium, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since 1946.
Prague is usually portrayed as a getaway vacation spot, with warm weather and days filled with sun. However looks can be deceiving. Winters in Prague are relatively cold with temperatures ranging from below freezing to 5°C with little rainfall. Prague's spring temperatures range from 9 - 19°C with moderate rainfall. In the summertime, Prague consists of heavy thunderstorms and higher rainfall averages, this is caused when temperatures dramatically increase and reach 35°C. However, on normal summer days temperatures can range from 20 - 22°C. Prague is known for their two main rivers Vltava, and Berounka. The Vltava river plays a vital role, it provides Prague with fresh water for drinking and crop irrigation. The Vltava river is also used for tourist sightseeing cruises. The Berounka river is used for floating timbre as well as fishing. Prague's architectural land is known for their fertile soil. Their soil is used for crop and plant growth. Prague has a wide variety of rare plants, not found anywhere else in the world (Sandwort-leaved Mouse-ear, Serpentine Sandwort, Sedge, Marsh Orchids, Butterwort, Moravian Pink, Brambles). Some of their more commonly known plant life include trees such as oaks, beeches, birches, poplars, and willows. As well as flowers such as aesculus hippocastanum, rose and gerbera. Prague's landforms consists of jagged hills and elongated rivers.
Image of the
The impact residents of Prague have on their environment is proven to have a positive and negative affect. Although Prague has been having pollution problems, the European Union has been recently making factories more environmentally friendly as well as adding alternative energy power plants in hopes to cover up the unpleasant publicity Prague has lately been receiving. As stated before Prague has been having some difficulty with air, water and land pollution. The cause of this misfortune is the result of the country's large mining industry, their location within the Basin and the Northern Regions (water) drift into the city. The effect the environment has had on the residents of Prague has proven to be more negative than positive. Despite the fact Prague is brimming with amazing plant and animal life, the concerns lie with climate issues. With brutal storms and heavy rainfall you'll think twice before calling Prague a "dream vacation".
This image has nothing to do with the city Prague, it is merely a representation of air pollution.
Physically, Prague can be considered "split into two" with the Vltava river directly placed through the center of the city. However, if we are speaking in the context of human regions, Prague is divided into 10 districts. Prague 1, known as the home of the best tourist attractions. Prague 2 , named for it's vineyards. Prague 3 , the place to be when looking for restaurants and the famous architectural styling. Prague 4, working class district, not very popular with tourists. Prague 5, known as one of the largest districts and one of Prague's upscale neighborhood. Prague 6, recognized for it's number of houses and villas. Prague 7, a quiet and residential area. Prague 8, one of the outlining Prague districts. Prague 9, known for housing development. And lastly Prague 10, Families enjoy this district for their authentic Czech shops.
Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. Metro, trams and buses are all used by two-thirds of Prague’s population. Popular items exported by Prague are cars, vehicle parts, computers, rubber tires and telephones. Popular imported items by Prague are vehicle parts, computers, office machine parts, crude petroleum and petroleum gas. Prague's main trading partners are Germany, Slovakia, Poland, China, United Kingdom, France and Russia. Prague's contribution to the movement of ideas are carried through the Prague Post.
The Prague Post
The Prague international Marathon is now ranked one of the most prestigious marathon races in the world
According to the Guineas Book of World Records Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world
Prague is extremely famous for their beer
Prague is in the same time zone as Paris, Berlin, and Vienna
The chances a "white Christmas" in Prague are very minimal considering snowfall begins in January
Humidity levels can drop 20% during the summer
Prague is well known for its beautiful glass work
At restaurants, it is normal to tip around ten percent of the total bill
Skiing and ice skating are popular winter sports in Prague
Prague's educational system is more successful than those of many countries.
Prague International Marathon
End of Our Tour
I hope you have learned something new and obtained some knowledgeable insight about Prague.