Which part of Prague is the greenest and which is the noisiest? Find out through Prague’s Institute of Planning and Development
Prague’s most population-dense area is Prague 2. Prague 10 leads in the number of homes for the elderly in the capital. People will find the most job opportunities in Prague 1, and as far as kindergartens are concerned, Prague 6 has the fewest.
How do we know this information? All of this and more can be found in the Catalog of urban areas from the workshop of the Institute of Planning and Development of the Capital City of Prague (IPR). It displays various information about all 57 city districts and about Prague as a whole.
“The database contains statistical data from various areas, such as the economy, public amenities or the environment. IPR has now
completely redesigned the six-year-old application and added new functions and data,” says IPR spokesperson Marek Vácha.
The catalog of city districts displays IPR data processed for the purposes of Territorial Analytical Documents, which are related to a specific city district.
The range of information that the catalog offers is vast — in addition to the basic things, like area, population density or the age structure of the population, the database also contains much less common information, like the number of shopping centers, the number of active companies or perhaps the number of inhabitants per doctor. It is also possible to find out here how many people from the district leave for work every day and how many commute in.
“The catalog of city districts serves not only municipalities, municipal politicians or those who deal with territorial planning, but also the general public. It is appreciated, for example, by students or journalists who write about topics related to Prague, and of course, also residents, who can find interesting information about the place where they live, or, on the contrary, choose a place where they would like to live according to their preferred background. We have now expanded this widely beneficial application with new functions and data,” adds IPR director Ondřej Boháč.
From the application, you will also learn, for example, that there are 277 cultural facilities in the territory of Prague 1 alone and 116 hectares of greenery in Prague 7. After fourteen kilometers of marked cycling routes, you can ride in Prague 4. Prague 17, on the other hand, “leads” with the highest number of unemployed persons, however, the same city district also spent the largest investments per inhabitant.
Up to 75.9 percent of the inhabitants of Prague 4 live in areas where the night noise limit has been exceeded, according to the IPR. This comes as issues surrounding urban noise are coming to the forefront following the relaxing of COVID restrictions.
All of this data and more can be explored here