The City of Phoenix and City of Prague established a Capital Cities relationship in May 1991. Over the ensuing years, changes in each city’s administration resulted in a reduced emphasis on the importance of the relationship to the point where exchanges and activities were put on hold. However, both cities have recently experienced changes in both administrations and decided that the relationship should be reactivated, but elevated to full sister cities status.
As of April 2013, Prague officially became a full Sister City. One of the jewels of Europe, Prague is renowned for its beauty and rich culture. Furthermore, the Czech Republic is a strategic economic center in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides great opportunity for Arizona’s trade and business community. Numerous Phoenix-based companies already have a strong presence in Prague as well, such as Honeywell and On-Semiconductor.
More than 1.4 million people live in the city of Prague (Praha in Czech), the political, administrative, financial and commercial heart of the Czech Republic. Situated along the Moldau (Vltava) river, Prague is also an industrial city, producing goods ranging from machinery, rolling stock, chemicals, textiles, furniture, food, and beer. The city is served by rail, highways and the Elbe-Moldau waterway, and it has an international airport.
Prague has an extensive and inexpensive public transportation system provided by buses, trams and subway, which is an envy of many American cities, including Phoenix.
Nearest Czech Consulate:
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic
6940 E Cochise Rd, #1022
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
tel: (480) 607-5236
fax: (480) 443-5573