Plzeň or Pilsen (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpl̩.zɛɲ] ) is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is the capital of the Plzeň Region and the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. It is located about 90 km (56 miles) west of Prague at the confluence of four rivers – the Radbůza, the Mže, the Úhlava, and the Úslava – which form the Berounka River.

The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer. Throughout the year 2015, Plzeň was proudly presented as the European capital of culture, during which period it established many long-term culture and community projects.

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