Place:Genève, Genève, Switzerland


Alt namesGenevasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 326-327; Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) V, 178-179; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genfsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genèvesource: Family History Library Catalog
Ginebrasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-94
Ginervasource: GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates46.217°N 6.15°E
Located inGenève, Switzerland
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Genève is an inhabited place.

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Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population of , and the canton (essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named "Métropole lémanique" contains a population of 1.26 million. This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards the Riviera area (Vevey, Montreux) and north-east towards Yverdon-les-Bains, in the neighbouring canton of Vaud.

Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. It is also where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.

In 2017, Geneva was ranked as the world's fifteenth most important financial centre for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centres Index, fifth in Europe behind London, Zürich, Frankfurt and Luxembourg. A 2009 survey by Mercer found that Geneva has the third-highest quality of life of any city in the world (behind Vienna and Zürich for expatriates; it is narrowly outranked by Zürich). The city has been referred to as the world's most compact metropolis and the "Peace Capital". In 2017, Geneva was ranked as the seventh most expensive city in the world. Geneva was ranked third in purchasing power in a global cities ranking by UBS in 2018.

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