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Hi dear TE friends

Again the beautiful Geneva

Picture taken from the Cathedral

I wish you a nice weekend !

Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French: Lac Léman, Léman, Lac de Genève) is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after Lake Balaton). 60% of it comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland (cantons of Vaud, Geneva, and Valais), and 40% under France (Haute-Savoie).
The crescent-shaped lake, formed by a withdrawing glacier, narrows around Yvoire on the southern shore, the lake can thus be divided into the "Grand Lac" (Large Lake) to the east and the "Petit Lac" (Small Lake) to the west.


View of the Chablais Alps from Montreux
It lies on the course of the Rhône River. The river has its source at the Rhone Glacier near the Grimsel Pass to the east of the lake and flows down through the Canton of Valais, entering the lake between Villeneuve and St. Gingolph, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva. Other tributaries are La Dranse, L'Aubonne, La Morges, Venoge, and Veveyse.
The Lake Geneva has an alpine character. The Chablais Alps border its southern shore, the western Bernese Alps lie over its eastern side. The high summits of Grand Combin and Mont Blanc are even visible from a few places.
Location Switzerland, France

Coordinates 46°26′N 6°33′E46.433°N 6.55°ECoordinates: 46°26′N 6°33′E46.433°N 6.55°E

Primary inflows
Rhone, Venoge, Dranse, Aubonne

Primary outflows
Rhone

Catchment area
7,975 km² (3,079 mi²)
Basin countries
Switzerland, France

Max. length 73 km (45 mi)
Max. width 14 km (8.7 mi)
Surface area 582 km² (225 mi²)
Average depth 154.4 m
Max. depth 310 m
Water volume 89 km³
Residence time (of lake water) 11.4 years
Surface elevation 372 m

Islands
Ile de la Harpe, Ile de Peilz (islets)
Settlements Geneva (CH), Lausanne (CH), Evian (F), Montreux (CH), Thonon (F), Vevey (CH) (see list). From Wikipedia

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