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Lake Geneva by the Chablais and Bernese Alps, France and Switzerland

46.4N 6.5E

May 20th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Switzerland and France - May 4th, 2011

Lake Geneva or Lake Léman lies near the center of this image on the border of Switzerland and France at the foot of the Alps. Roughly 60% of it (345.31 km²) comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland, while the other approximately 40 % (234.71 km²) comes under that of France.

One of the largest lakes in Western Europe, it was formed by a retreating glacier, and has a crescent shape that narrows around Yvoire on the southern shore. The Chablais Alps border its southern shore, the western Bernese Alps lie over its eastern side.

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