Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, with a popular show. Completed in 1401, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with 30 statues of saints. Prague is the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.14 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 1 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, since 1991, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits.