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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 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.