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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.

Rhône River Entering Lake Geneva, Switzerland and France – May 10th, 2010

46.4N 6.5E

May 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Switzerland - April 28th, 2010

Switzerland - April 28th, 2010

Lake Geneva (below center) is the largest Alpine lake in Europe, with an area of 224 square miles (581 square km). The Chablais Alps border its southern shore, the western Bernese Alps lie over its eastern side.

The lake lies between southwestern Switzerland and Haute-Savoie département, in southeastern France. About 134 square miles (347 square km) of the lake’s area are Swiss, and 90 square miles (234 square km) are French.

Crescent in shape, the lake is formed by the Rhône River, which enters it at the east end between Villeneuve, Switzerland, and Saint-Gingolph, France, and leaves it at the west end through the city of Geneva.

Lake Geneva by the Chablais and Bernese Alps

46.4N 6.5E

October 24th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Switzerland - September 29th, 2009

Switzerland - September 29th, 2009

Below the snow-dusted Swiss Alps lie (from lower left to upper right) Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. All are located entirely in Switzerland except for Lake Geneva, which is also shared by France.

Lake Geneva, the largest lake in the image,  lies along the Rhône River. It has an alpine character and is bordered by the Chablais Alps along its southern shore, while the western Bernese Alps lie over its eastern side.

It is the largest natural freshwater lake in western Europe (with a surface area of 582 km²) and the largest body of freshwater in continental Europe in terms of volume (89 km³).

The crescent shape of Lake Geneva, formed by a withdrawing glacier, narrows around Yvoire on the southern shore. It can thus be divided into the “Grand Lac” (Large Lake) to the east and the “Petit Lac” (Small Lake) to the west.

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