Genève stad i Schweiz med operahus

Palais de Nations

Palais de Nations

Genève stad i Schweiz med operahus

Genève är en stad i sydvästra Schweiz. Den är huvudstad i kantonen Genève och är, näst efter Zürich, den största staden i landet med 187 697 invånare. Den utbreder sig på bägge sidor av den sydvästra delen av Genèvesjön. Det lokala huvudspråket är franska.

Genève förknippas med Genèvekonventionen samt är känd som Jean-Jacques Rousseaus födelsestad och Jean Calvins hemstad. Staden är även känd för att vara den plats där Henri Dunant grundade Röda korset.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geneva  is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2014) of 197,376, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 482,545 residents. In 2011, the compact agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise (Greater Geneva or Grand Genève) had 915,000 inhabitants in both – Switzerland and France (< 30mins distance). Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named “Métropole lémanique” contains a population of 1.25 million. This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards the Riviera area (Vevey, Montreux) and north-east towards Yverdon-les-Bains, in the neighbouring canton of Vaud (< 60mins distance).

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.  It 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 Centres Index, ahead of Frankfurt, and third in Europe behind London and Zurich.  A 2009 survey by Mercer found that Geneva has the third-highest quality of life of any city in the world (behind Vienna and Zurich for expatriates; it is narrowly outranked by Zurich).  The city has been referred to as the world’s most compact metropolis[citation needed] and the “Peace Capital”.  In 2009 and 2011, Geneva was ranked as, respectively, the fourth and fifth most expensive city in the world.

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