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GenevaAbout Geneve:

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland after the  Zürich and is the city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

Geneva is a global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva is the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.

historyIt is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war. Geneva was ranked as the world's ninth most important financial centre for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centers Index, ahead of Frankfurt, and third in Europe behind London and Zurich.

History: The History of Geneva dates from before the Roman occupation in the second century BC. Now the principal French-speaking city of Switzerland, Geneva was an independent city state from the Middle Ages until the end of the 18th century. John Calvin was the Protestant leader of the city in the 16th century.

Education: Education is served by the University of Geneva. In 1559, John Calvin founded the Geneva Academy, a theological and humanist seminary. In the 19th century, the Academy lost its ecclesiastic links and in 1873, with the addition of a medical faculty, it became the University of Geneva. In 2011, the ranking web of universities ranked it 35th European university.

City of culture:

Geneva is a city of arts and culture. The City is financially responsible for around thirty venues and  performance centers, eleven museums, the Municipal library network and Geneva Library.

Lake Geneva: Lake Geneva, Switzerland's largest lake (581 km² = 224 sq. miles) is situated in the southwestern corner of Switzerland. Lake Geneva's southern shore belongs to France, however. Lake Geneva is mainly fed by river Rhone coming from the center of the Swiss Alps, and river Rhône also carries its waters way down to the Mediterranean Sea.

Culinary tradition:Eat

Geneva is recognized as a world-class gastronomic centre. Seven of the finest restaurants in the city and the surrounding Canton of Geneva were awarded one or two stars in the 2008 Michelin Guide and up to 19 points in the Gault-Millau Guide.

But Geneva also has a long culinary tradition which is well worth discovering. Do try "Omble Chevalier", a delicious, refined dish made with Arctic Char from Lake Geneva.

ParksAttractions:

City of parks:

Geneva is one of the greenest cities in Europe: 20% of the country is covered in green areas.

It is often called the city of parks. These green areas, in fact, contribute greatly to the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Giant Fountain:

Located in the heart of La Rade, the Giant fountain is the symbol of the City of Geneva and its main tourist attraction.

Flower clock:

There are many clocks in Geneva's public areas. The most famous is without doubt the Flower Clock.

Cathedral:performers wall

St. Peter's cathedral dominates the Old Town and houses a collection of archaeological treasures from pre-History to the Middle Ages.

Reformers' Wall:

The central groups represents the four main preachers: Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Beze and John Knox.

Place des Nations:

The Place des Nations is the heart of international Geneva. It is the site of the Broken chair, designed by Geneva artist, Daniel Berset and symbolic of the fight against anti-personnel mines.

 

 

Regions of Switzerland

Aargau Appenzell Inner-Rhoden Appenzell  Outer-Rhoden Basel-Country
Basel-Town Bern Fribourg Geneve
Glarus Graubunden Jura Luzern
Neuchatel Nidwalden Obwalden Schaffhausen
Schwyz Solothurn St. Gallen Thurgau
Ticino Uri Valais Vaud
Zug Zurich

 


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