Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union.
It is also the historical capital of Bohemia proper. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million.
The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.
Diving under the ice of the Arctic!
“I feel like an astronaut,” were the first words of 30 years Dytrias Emmanuelle Périé after plunge into the icy waters of the Arctic, beneath huge glaciers of the North Pole. The only woman among eight colleagues who participated in the program «DeepSea Under the Pole», who lived a unique experience in the icy abyss of the ocean, whose temperature is -45 degrees Celsius.
“The ice melted before our eyes, and swam in extreme circumstances, in the most inhospitable and frozen regions of the planet,” he says. This program was designed to explore the unknown underwater areas of the Arctic and Antarctic, the study of diversity and a better scientific understanding of the environment. It is worth noting that it was the first time I took such a dive in one of the harshest climates on the planet and revealed the hidden side of the polar ice caps, something that no one has yet been seen.