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

The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of June 2014) of 196,257, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 479,158 residents. In 2011, the compact agglomeration franco-valdo-genevoise (Greater Geneva or Grand Geneve) had 915,000 inhabitants in both – Switzerland and France (< 30mins distance). Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named "Metropole lemanique" contains a population of 1.25 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 (< 60mins distance).

Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District N/A
 Executive Conseil administratif with 5 members
Mayor Maire (list) Sami Kanaan SPS/PSS (as of 2014)
 Parliament Conseil municipal with 80 members
Total 15.93 km2 (6.15 sq mi)
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
Population (Jun 2014)
Total 196,257
 Density 12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)