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Prague is virtually in the middle of Czech Republic, just in the heart of it. It sits on the Bohemian plateau, and the Vltava river (Czech longest river, that flows into Labe, or in German, Elbe some 35 kilometres north from Prague) divides the city into two parts.
It is easy to understand Prague. Almost all historical monuments and city attractions are located within these five historical parts of Prague. It compact, so it is perfect for walking everywhere, or using quite good system of public transport.
Prague city centre consist of 5 historical towns – Old Town (Staré Město) with the centre in the Old Town Sqaure, Jewish Town (Josefov) and New Town (Nové Město) with Wenceslas Square, which are located on the right bank, and Castle Area (Hradčany) and Lesser Quarter (Malá strana), both on the left bank of Vltava river. Several bridges, including well known Charles bridge (Karlův most) connects both parts.
All of these parts administratively belong to Prague 1. Historical core of the city covers quite small area and is pedestrian-friendly, most of the historical monuments are concentrated within 3 square kilometres or so.
If your hotel has the address Prague 1, you stay in the very centre and all the sights and attractions are within easy walk. Prague 2, Prague 3 – Zizkov or Prague 5 – Smichov are also quite central locations with easy walk into the centre.