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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.

Lakes Geneva and Neuchâtel by the Alps, Switzerland

June 20th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Switzerland - May 17th, 2010

Switzerland - May 17th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows Switzerland. Switzerland is located in central Europe. It has an area of 15,940 sq mi (41,285 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of about 7,739,000. Its capitals are Bern (administrative) and Lausanne (judicial). The population is German, French, and Italian. Languages are German, French, Italian, Romansh (all official, with Romansh used locally).

Switzerland is divided into three regions: the meadow-covered Jura Mountains; the central Mittelland, a rich agricultural and urbanized area; and the lofty crags of the Alps. The Alps are visible in the lower half, with Lake Geneva at the center left on the French border and Lake Neuchâtel visible at the top left upon opening the full image.

Bern, Between Lake Neuchâtel and the Bernese Alps, Switzerland

46.8N 7.1E

May 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Switzerland - April 28th, 2010

Switzerland - April 28th, 2010

The city of Bern is visible as a white area near the center of this orthorectified image. Several lakes can also be observed here, the largest of which is Lake Neuchâtel (upper left quadrant). Bern lies on the Swiss plateau in the Canton of Bern, slightly west of the center of Switzerland and 20 km (12 mi) north of the Bernese Alps.

The countryside around Bern was formed by glaciers during the most recent Ice Age. The two mountains closest to Bern are the Gurten with a height of 958 m (3,143.04 ft) and the Bantiger with a height of 947 m (3,106.96 ft).

Spring View of Italy and Parts of Switzerland – May 2nd, 2010

42.3N 13.3E

May 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Only the peaks of mountains such as the Alps (above) and the Appennines (running down the backbone of the Italian peninsula) are snow-covered in this spring view of Italy.

Upon opening the full image, Lake Garda is visible at the southern foot of the Alps and Lakes Geneva, Neuchâtel and Constance (from west to east) are visible in Switzerland at the northern foot.

Moving to the coasts, the western shores are mostly free of sediments, while the eastern shore is framed by them, particularly near Venice and the River Po to the north and the Gargano Peninsula to the south.

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.