Geneva

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Geneva (Genève ; Genèva ; Genf ; Ginevra ; Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.wikipedia
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Geneva (Genève ; Genèva ; Genf ; Ginevra ; Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

Romandy

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Geneva (Genève ; Genèva ; Genf ; Ginevra ; Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
The majority of the romand population lives in the western part of the country, especially the Arc Lémanique region along Lake Geneva, connecting Geneva, Vaud and the Lower Valais.

Basel

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In 2019 Geneva was ranked among the ten most liveable cities in the world by Mercer together with Zürich and Basel.
Basel is Switzerland's third-most-populous city (after Zürich and Geneva) with about 180,000 inhabitants.

John Calvin

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After 1400 it became the Genevois province of Savoy (albeit not extending to the city proper, until the reformation of the seat of the Bishop of Geneva).
Jean Calvin ; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation.

Yverdon-les-Bains

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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.
About a century later, the Romans realized the commercial and strategic importance of this place: it controlled major routes such as Geneva-Avenches, connecting the Rhône and Rhine basins, as well as those of Rhone and Danube.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Geneva

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After 1400 it became the Genevois province of Savoy (albeit not extending to the city proper, until the reformation of the seat of the Bishop of Geneva). It became Christian under the Late Roman Empire, and acquired its first bishop in the 5th century, having been connected to the Bishopric of Vienne in the 4th.
Geneva was first recorded as a border town, fortified against the Helvetii (Celto-Germanic people).

Switzerland

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Geneva (Genève ; Genèva ; Genf ; Ginevra ; Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Canton of Geneva

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Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
As a center of the Calvinist Reformation, the city of Geneva has had a great influence on the canton, which essentially consists of the city and its hinterlands.

House of Savoy

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Around this time, the House of Savoy came to at least nominally dominate the city.
They once had claims on the modern canton of Vaud, where they occupied the Château of Chillon in Switzerland, but their access to it was cut by Geneva during the Protestant Reformation, after which it was conquered by Bern.

Reformation

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In the first half of the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation reached the city, causing religious strife, during which Savoy rule was thrown off and Geneva allied itself with the Swiss Confederacy.
The initial movement in Germany diversified, and other reformers arose independently of Luther such as Zwingli in Zürich and Calvin in Geneva.

County of Geneva

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The medieval county of Geneva in Middle Latin was known as pagus major Genevensis or Comitatus Genevensis (also Gebennensis). In the Middle Ages, Geneva was ruled by a count under the Holy Roman Empire until the late 14th century, when it was granted a charter giving it a high degree of self-governance.
The city of Geneva and its environs were retained, but the approaches to the western end of Lake Geneva, which had made the position strategic, were soon lost.

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In 2017, Geneva was ranked as the seventh most expensive city in the world.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienne

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It became Christian under the Late Roman Empire, and acquired its first bishop in the 5th century, having been connected to the Bishopric of Vienne in the 4th.
In 450 Pope Leo I gave the Archbishop of Vienne the right to ordain the Bishops of Tarantaise, Valence, Geneva and Grenoble.

United Nations

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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.
Its site—like UN headquarters buildings in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi—is designated as international territory.

Middle Ages

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In the Middle Ages, Geneva was ruled by a count under the Holy Roman Empire until the late 14th century, when it was granted a charter giving it a high degree of self-governance.
Between today's Geneva and Lyon, it grew to become the realm of Burgundy in the late 5th and early 6th centuries.

Sandrine Salerno

In the governmental year 2019–2020, the Administrative Council is presided over by Madame la maire de Genève Sandrine Salerno.
Sandrine Salerno (born in 1971 in Geneva) is a Swiss politician and a member of the Socialist Party.

Salève

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It is surrounded by three mountain chains, each belonging to the Jura: the Jura main range lies north-westward, the Vuache southward, and the Salève south-eastward.
It is also called the "Balcony of Geneva".

Global Financial Centres Index

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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.

Plainpalais

On the left bank are: (1) Jonction, (2) Centre, Plainpalais, and Acacias; (3) Eaux-Vives; and (4) Champel.
Plainpalais is a neighbourhood in Geneva, Switzerland, and a former municipality of the Canton of Geneva.

Guillaume Barazzone

Guillaume Barazzone (born 13 January 1982 in Geneva Switzerland), is a politician and member of the Swiss Christian Democratic Party (CDP).

Champel

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On the left bank are: (1) Jonction, (2) Centre, Plainpalais, and Acacias; (3) Eaux-Vives; and (4) Champel.
Champel is a neighborhood in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.

Verbier

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Many world-renowned ski resorts such as Verbier and Crans-Montana are less than three hours away by car.
Martigny is a 1 hour 45 minute journey from Geneva and a 20 min journey from Sion, travelling with Swiss Federal Railways.

Lutheran World Federation

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The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation both have their headquarters at the Ecumenical Centre in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF; Lutherischer Weltbund) is a global communion of national and regional Lutheran denominations headquartered in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Guillaume Henri Dufour

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This rock was chosen by General Guillaume Henri Dufour as the reference point for surveying in Switzerland.
Dufour was born in Konstanz, where his parents were temporarily exiled from Geneva.

Lake Geneva

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Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The river has its source at the Rhône Glacier near the Grimsel Pass to the east of the lake and flows down through the canton of Valais, entering the lake between Villeneuve and Le Bouveret, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva.