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Loch Geneva (French: lac Léman, le Léman[1] [lemɑ̃], sometimes lac de Genève [lak d(ə) ʒ(ə)nɛːv], German: Genfersee [ˈɡɛnfɐzeː]) is a loch on the north side o the Alps, shared atween Swisserland an Fraunce.

Lake Geneva
Genfersee satellit.jpg
Satellite image
Location Swisserland, Fraunce
Coordinates 46°26′N 6°33′E / 46.433°N 6.550°E / 46.433; 6.550Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°33′E / 46.433°N 6.550°E / 46.433; 6.550
Primary inflows Rhone, Dranse
Primar ootflows Rhone
Catchment aurie 7,975 square kilometres (3,079 sq mi)
Basin kintras Swisserland, Fraunce
Max. lenth 73 km (45 mi)
Max. weenth 14 km (8.7 mi)
Surface aurie 580.03 square kilometres (224 sq mi)
Average deepth 154.4 metres (507 feet)
Max. deepth 310 metres (1,020 feet)
Watter vollum 89 cubic kilometres (72,000,000 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 11.4 years
Surface elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Islands Île de Peilz, Château de Chillon, Île de Salagnon, Île de la Harpe, Île Rousseau, Île de Choisi
Settlements Geneva (CH), Lausanne (CH), Evian (F), Montreux (CH), Thonon (F), Vevey (CH) (see leet)


  1. "03 - Suisse sud-ouest". Swiss National Map 1:200 000 - Switzerland on four sheets. Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport. 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2013.