Prague Population 2022

1,318,085
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The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a vibrant, busy city slightly west of the center of the country. With around 1.3 million inhabitants, Prague is also the largest city by population in the country. The Czech Republic is a truly central European area bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria.

One interesting fact about the city is that it is in the Guinness book for Records for having the largest castle in the world – covering 18 acres.

City Size and Population Density

The total surface area that Prague occupies comes to about 298 kilometers squared (115 square miles). The population density comes to 4,600 residents per square kilometer (12,000 people living per square mile).

Neighborhoods in Prague

The population is estimated at 1.3 million people and is spread over 10 different districts within the city. The population, as one would expect, is denser in the very center and southern areas of Prague which includes Prague 2 and 3. Close to the center of the city is the old town area, home to many of the historic landmarks and points of touristic interest.

The personalities of the different neighborhoods vary from historic to modern, and from touristic to intensely traditional. Prague 2 is an up and coming area, a desirable place to live for young professionals, those more wealthy inhabitants and also international residents.

Prague 3 has a diverse offering with student bars, strip clubs and brothels on one side and good housing and new shopping areas on the other.
Prague 4 is a more working class area and houses some of the great traditional Czech restaurants.

Prague 7 it notable for its sporting areas and finally Prague 10 is a lesser known spot for tourists but offers excellent residential offering especially popular with families and young professionals.

Prague Culture and Population Demographics

Prague is a cultural hot spot and hosts many international events. It is a popular place for foreign visitors. It seems also a good place for foreigners to settle with 14% of Prague’s inhabitants being foreign.

Prague is an aging city – the oldest in the Czech Republic in fact. The older population is increasing faster than that of children.

Interestingly, over 44% of the male population in Prague are single.

In a recent census of the people over Prague, 46% did not disclose a religion, but of those that did, three-fifths are Roman Catholics. Many notable people from history have born, died or lived in Prague. It has been a popular place for writers and composers which is indicated across the city.

Prague Growth and Business

The growth increase from the previous census in 2001 to the census in 2011 was noted to be around 9% positive growth. Prague is included in the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites as a historical point of interest.

It is home to much history and many landmarks, museums and stories within its city walls. As well as this historical significance Prague is a very modern and commercial city. It is home to the most expensive street in central Europe with many salubrious neighborhoods in the areas surrounding the center. Businesses across Europe have come to Prague to house their headquarters and the city now accounts for 25% of the Czech Republic’s GDP. The city is now home to more service-oriented businesses such as hospitality, finance and commercial services with these sectors making up 80% of its business activity. 20% is still given over to industry based businesses.

Year Population
1950934,789
1951941,191
1952947,646
1953954,128
1954960,662
1955967,242
1956973,875
1957980,536
1958987,252
1959994,013
19601,000,830
19611,007,834
19621,015,213
19631,022,647
19641,030,146
19651,037,678
19661,045,276
19671,052,930
19681,060,651
19691,068,406
19701,076,230
19711,085,284
19721,095,284
19731,105,348
19741,115,519
19751,125,783
19761,136,156
19771,146,595
19781,157,146
19791,167,793
19801,178,553
19811,184,211
19821,187,275
19831,190,346
19841,193,430
19851,196,513
19861,199,608
19871,202,712
19881,205,828
19891,208,943
19901,212,070
19911,212,664
19921,208,077
19931,203,520
19941,198,974
19951,194,445
19961,189,927
19971,185,438
19981,180,960
19991,176,499
20001,172,049
20011,171,354
20021,178,105
20031,184,894
20041,191,732
20051,198,591
20061,205,499
20071,212,446
20081,219,444
20091,226,462
20101,233,530
20111,240,639
20121,247,799
20131,254,980
20141,262,213
20151,269,488
20161,276,814
20171,284,162
20181,291,552
20191,298,804
20201,305,737
20211,312,199
20221,318,085
20231,323,339
20241,327,947
20251,331,935
20261,335,354
20271,338,278
20281,340,786
20291,342,959
20301,344,865
20311,346,558
20321,348,082
20331,349,504
20341,350,907
20351,352,374

Prague Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950934,7890.00%
1951941,1910.68%6,402
1952947,6460.69%6,455
1953954,1280.68%6,482
1954960,6620.68%6,534
1955967,2420.68%6,580
1956973,8750.69%6,633
1957980,5360.68%6,661
1958987,2520.68%6,716
1959994,0130.68%6,761
19601,000,8300.69%6,817
19611,007,8340.70%7,004
19621,015,2130.73%7,379
19631,022,6470.73%7,434
19641,030,1460.73%7,499
19651,037,6780.73%7,532
19661,045,2760.73%7,598
19671,052,9300.73%7,654
19681,060,6510.73%7,721
19691,068,4060.73%7,755
19701,076,2300.73%7,824
19711,085,2840.84%9,054
19721,095,2840.92%10,000
19731,105,3480.92%10,064
19741,115,5190.92%10,171
19751,125,7830.92%10,264
19761,136,1560.92%10,373
19771,146,5950.92%10,439
19781,157,1460.92%10,551
19791,167,7930.92%10,647
19801,178,5530.92%10,760
19811,184,2110.48%5,658
19821,187,2750.26%3,064
19831,190,3460.26%3,071
19841,193,4300.26%3,084
19851,196,5130.26%3,083
19861,199,6080.26%3,095
19871,202,7120.26%3,104
19881,205,8280.26%3,116
19891,208,9430.26%3,115
19901,212,0700.26%3,127
19911,212,6640.05%594
19921,208,077-0.38%-4,587
19931,203,520-0.38%-4,557
19941,198,974-0.38%-4,546
19951,194,445-0.38%-4,529
19961,189,927-0.38%-4,518
19971,185,438-0.38%-4,489
19981,180,960-0.38%-4,478
19991,176,499-0.38%-4,461
20001,172,049-0.38%-4,450
20011,171,354-0.06%-695
20021,178,1050.58%6,751
20031,184,8940.58%6,789
20041,191,7320.58%6,838
20051,198,5910.58%6,859
20061,205,4990.58%6,908
20071,212,4460.58%6,947
20081,219,4440.58%6,998
20091,226,4620.58%7,018
20101,233,5300.58%7,068
20111,240,6390.58%7,109
20121,247,7990.58%7,160
20131,254,9800.58%7,181
20141,262,2130.58%7,233
20151,269,4880.58%7,275
20161,276,8140.58%7,326
20171,284,1620.58%7,348
20181,291,5520.58%7,390
20191,298,8040.56%7,252
20201,305,7370.53%6,933
20211,312,1990.49%6,462
20221,318,0850.45%5,886
20231,323,3390.40%5,254
20241,327,9470.35%4,608
20251,331,9350.30%3,988
20261,335,3540.26%3,419
20271,338,2780.22%2,924
20281,340,7860.19%2,508
20291,342,9590.16%2,173
20301,344,8650.14%1,906
20311,346,5580.13%1,693
20321,348,0820.11%1,524
20331,349,5040.11%1,422
20341,350,9070.10%1,403
20351,352,3740.11%1,467

Prague Population Data (Urban Area)

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  1. Czech Statistical Office - Prague data and statistical analysis
  2. Living Prague - Prague population, statistics and trends

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