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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: NA, State: NA, Switzerland
    Area: 6.1 sq mi
    Languages Spoken: French
    Long Distance Code: -
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    Best Time to Visit: May to August and October
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland.Geneva is a worldwide center for diplomacy and international cooperation, and is widely regarded as a global city, mainly because of the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross.With a pleasant setting, green parks, colourful gardens and lakeside promenades, Geneva is considered one of the healthiest places to live in the world.It is also host of museums and fine galleries .
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Every year, perhaps drawing perverse inspiration from the same weekend''s FĂȘte de l''Escalade celebrations, dozens of Genevois hurl themselves off the Jardin Anglais quay into the icy waters of Lake Geneva and emerge, hopefully, some 125 metres hence.This event is nearly 70 years old.
CERN is a laboratory for research into particle physics funded by 20 nations. The lab routinely spins out new creations including the World Wide Web.
The cathedral rests on a significant archaeological site. A visit reveals some fine 4th-century mosaics and a 5th-century baptismal font.
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia asked for this mosque to be built and it was opened on June 1st 1979. The building contains a mosque, a conference room, a library, classrooms and a morturary.
It is the impressive Jardin Botanique with exotic plants and an aviary.
It is the most happening sights that the visitors might see it.This majestic 140m water fountain, the tallest in the world.It is the main emblem of the city.Its beauty dominates the lakefront and at night, when it is lit up, it is a breathtaking and romantic sight. The fountain became a tourist attraction in 1891.
It is the tomb of the eccentric Charles II, Duke of Brunswick who spent the last three years of his life in Geneva. At his death in 1873 he bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva on condition that they bury him in a Mausoleum which would be the exact replica of Verona''s 14th century Scaligeri family Mausoleum.
This museum has been on its present site since 1966 and has become very popular with an average of 250,000 visitors a year.The permanent exhibition covers approximately 10,000m2 with regional wildlife.
The Genevese are particularly fond of the Promenade des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. The park is famous for its Reformation Monument (over 100m long) which commemorates the role of Swiss and European Protestant reformers and reminds the visitor that the city remains under the influence of Calvin''s doctrines.