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Lake Geneva and Surrounding Mountains – May 27th, 2009

46.2N 6.1E

May 27th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Geneva, Switzerland - May 16th, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - May 16th, 2009

The city of Geneva, Switzerland, glitters at the end of Lake Geneva (known as Lac Léman in French), where the Rhône River exits the lake, in this ASAR image.

Geneva is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland and is the most populous city of Romandie (the French-speaking part of Switzerland).

The image has been orthorectified, giving a truer view of the contours of the two mountain chains surrounding the city, the Alps and the Jura.

The altitude of Geneva is 373.6 meters (1,225.7 ft), and corresponds to the altitude of the largest of the Pierres du Niton, two large rocks emerging from the lake which date from the last ice age.

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