1. Capital and largest city of Czechoslovakia; Also called: Praha, Prag, capital of Czechoslovakia.
2. City in Oklahoma (USA); zip code 74864.
3. Village in Nebraska (USA); zip code 68050.
(Czech Praha) City and capital of the Czech Republic on the river Vltava; est) 1,300,000. Industries include automobiles, aircraft, chemicals, paper and printing, clothing, brewing, and food processing. It was the capital of Czechoslovakia 1918–93.
Charles University 1348; Gothic cathedral of St Vitus; Prague castle (Prasky-Hrad); Malá Strana, with 17th- and 18th-century mansions; Old Town.
14th century Prague became important during the reign of Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia, and Holy Roman Emperor; he established the university and laid out the New Town.
15th century Hussite wars held back development.
1620 Battle of the White Mountain took place near Prague; the Czechs were defeated, and were ruled by the Hapsburgs until 1918.
1918 Czechoslovakia created; Prague became national capital.
1939 city occupied by Nazis.
1968 occupation by Soviet troops followed “Prague Spring”.
1989 protests in Prague led to fall of Communist regime.