Lake Geneva - Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted by: tmob
N 46° 30.418 E 006° 38.018
32T E 318449 N 5153097
Quick Description: Lake Geneva or Lake Léman is a lake in Switzerland and France, and it is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe.
Location: Suisse romande (GE/VD/FR), Switzerland
Date Posted: 2/20/2012 9:29:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMDRT9
«Lake Geneva or Lake Léman is a lake in Switzerland and France, and it is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe.
Lake Geneva, formed by a retreating glacier, has a crescent shape that narrows around Yvoire on the southern shore. It can thus be divided figuratively into the "Grand Lac" (Large Lake) to the east and the "Petit Lac" (Small Lake) to the west. 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 visible from some places. Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) operates boats on the lake.
The lake lies on the course of the Rhone. 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 Le Bouveret, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva. Other tributaries are La Dranse, L'Aubonne, La Morges, La Venoge, and La Veveyse.
Lake Geneva is the largest body of water in Switzerland, and greatly exceeds in size all others that are connected with the main valleys of the Alps.»