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City of Prague on the Vltava River, Czech Republic

50.0N 14.4E

March 25th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Czech Republic - February 18th, 2010

Czech Republic - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the city of Prague on the Vltava River in the centre of the Bohemian Basin in the Czech Republic. Similar to Rome, the city of Prague is spread over many hills.

The Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic, running north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague (Praha), merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník.

It is 430 km long and drains about 28,090 km2; at their confluence the Vltava actually has more water than the Elbe, but joins the Elbe at a right angle to its flow so that it appears a mere tributary.

Prague and the River Vltava, Czech Republic

50.0N 14.4E

July 19th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Prague, Czech Republic - July 10th, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic - July 10th, 2009

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Prague is situated along the River Vltava in the center of the Bohemian basin and spread over nine hills. In this orthorectified image, the path of the river is clearly seen, particularly where it bisects the white color of the city.

The Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic, with a length of 430 km a drainage area of about 28,090 km2. It runs north from its source in Šumava, through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague, and merges with the River Elbe at Mělník.

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