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Lakes Geneva and Neuchâtel, Switzerland and France – June 4th, 2011

46.9N 6.8E

June 4th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

France and Switzerland - May 18th, 2011

Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel can be seen near the center of this image. Lake Geneva (below) spans the France-Switzerland border, while Lake Neuchâtel (above) rests entirely within Switzerland.

Lake Geneva is the larger of the two, with a surface area of approximately 580 km²; Lake Neuchâtel has a surface of 218.3 km². Although smaller than its neighbor, it is the largest lake entirely in Switzerland.

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.

Lake Geneva by Alps, Switzerland and Italy

46.4N 6.5E

February 27th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy - February 11th, 2011

Snow frames the peaks of the Alps but is lacking in the valleys below in this image focusing on northwestern Italy and southwestern Switzerland.

The valley of the River Po can be observed in Italy to the south of the mountains, while Lake Geneva is visible in Switzerland to the north of the mountains.

Snow Atop the Alps and Apennines, Italy

45.5N 10.0E

January 24th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Italy - January 24th, 2011

Snow rests on the peaks of the Alps, bordering northern Italy, Switzerland and France. The valley of the River Po, below the towering mountains, is snow free.

Snow can also be seen atop the Apennine Mountains, creating an almost rectangular white shape that crosses the image diagonally from the center to the right edge. The white powder coats the crests of the mountains on the island of Corsica (bottom center, belonging to France), as well.

Also visible at the foot of the Alps is Lake Garda, in Italy near the top center. To the west, on the other side of the mountains, is Lake Geneva, in Switzerland. Both lakes appear dark blue in color.

White Arc of the Alps Across Southern Europe

46.4N 6.5E

July 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

The peaks of the Alps create a white arc across this image of France (left), Switzerland (central – upper right) and Italy (lower right). A very small part of Germany can be seen in the upper right corner.

A large valley is visible in Italy below the mountains, with the city of Turin standing out as a grey area in the full image. Numerous other cities and town can be seen as well, speckled across the green of the lowlands.

On the other side of the mountains are several bodies of water of note. Running across France, through the city of Arles, and emptying into the Mediterranean Sea is the River Rhône. Near the base of the Alps are two large lakes: Lake Geneva (dark blue) and Lake Constance (turquoise).