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City of Prague on the Vltava River, Czech Republic

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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.