Where is Plzen located in the Czech Republic?

Plzeň ( Czech pronunciation: [ˈpl̩zɛɲ] ( listen); German and English: Pilsen, / ˈpɪlzən /) is a city in the Czech Republic. About 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Prague in western Bohemia, it is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic.

Why was there a protest in Plzen in 1953?

On 1 June 1953, over 20,000 people, mainly workers at the Škoda Works, began protesting against the government. Protesters forced their way into the town hall and threw communist symbols, furniture and other objects out of the windows. The protest caused a retaliation from the government.

How many boroughs are there in Plzen Germany?

The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer, created by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll in the city in 1842. Plzeň is divided into ten boroughs, which are further divided into 25 administrative parts (in brackets):

Who is the Roman Catholic bishop of Plzen?

Since 31 May 1993 Plzeň has been the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Plzeň. The first and incumbent Bishop is František Radkovský. The diocese covers almost the entire territory of Plzeň region with a total of 818,700 inhabitants. The Diocese office is in St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral on Republic Square in Plzeň.

When was the First Battle of Plzen fought?

Plzeň was first mentioned as a castle in 976, as the scene of a battle between Duke Boleslaus II the Pious of Bohemia and Emperor Otto II.

Who is the owner of Viktoria Plzen football club?

In 1992, the club returned to its historical name FC Viktoria Plzeň and the very next season, advanced to the first league, where it remained until 1999. In the first years of the new millennium, Viktoria was owned by a foreign investor – Italian Football Company Ltd EAST.