Prague, Czech Republic
Orbit 35046 Frame 2595 2nd January 2002 9:56 GMT
Prague and part of the Czech Republic are imaged here.
Bohemia's principal city for the past 1,000 years and capital of modern-day Czech Republic, Prague is known as the Golden City.
Image shows the typical structure of Bohemia, a plateau region surrounded by lofty mountain ranges (The name ''Bohemia'' derives from the Boli, a Celtic population who inhabited the area around the 5th century BC).
Top right: Prague and the Vltava River, a tributary of the Elbe that bisects the plateau from North to South
To the left of Prague: the Ruzyne Airport
Bottom left: Plzen, famous for the Pilsner beer!
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Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,