Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
capital of the Czech Republic, Czech Praha, perhaps from an ancient Slavic word related to Czech pražiti, a term for woodland cleared by burning. Popular etymology is from Czech prah "threshold." Related: Praguean; Praguian.
Capital of The Czech Republic, situated on both banks of the Vltava River; the republic's largest city, as well as its most important industrial city; a leading European industrial and commercial center.
Note: From the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Prague as well as at Vienna.
Note: In 1968, Prague was the center of Czech resistance to invasion by the Soviet Union.