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Lausanne

[loh-zan; French loh-zan] /loʊˈzæn; French loʊˈzan/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Vaud, in W Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva.

Vaud

[voh] /voʊ/
noun
1.
a canton in W Switzerland. 1239 sq. mi. (3210 sq. km).
Capital: Lausanne.
German Waadt.
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Lausanne

/ləʊˈzæn; French lozan/
noun
1.
a city in W Switzerland, capital of Vaud canton, on Lake Geneva; cultural and commercial centre; university (1537). Pop: 116 300 (2002 est)

Vaud

/French vo/
noun
1.
a canton of SW Switzerland: mountainous in the southeast; chief Swiss producer of wine. Capital: Lausanne. Pop: 632 000 (2002 est). Area: 3209 sq km (1240 sq miles) German name Waadt
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Encyclopedia Article for Lausanne

capital of Vaud canton, western Switzerland, on the northern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman); built on the southern slopes of the Jorat heights, its altitude ranges from 1,240 ft (378 m) at Ouchy, its lake port, to 2,122 ft at Le Signal, its highest point. Two short streams, the Flon and the Louve, which formerly flowed through the centre of the city, have been filled in, leaving numerous depressions; as a result, Lausanne has a hilly appearance, built on many connecting levels

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Vaud

canton, southwestern Switzerland, bordering France and the Jura Mountains to the west and Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) to the south. It has an area of 1,240 sq mi (3,212 sq km). In the west it extends a short way along the shores of Lake Neuchatel, with a long narrow eastern tongue stretching past Payerne. The Avenches region, a few miles beyond, forms an enclave in Fribourg canton, parts of which, in turn, form enclaves in Vaud. The canton's southeastern part, north and east of the Rhone River, is Alpine, containing Les Diablerets (10,531 ft [3,210 m]), its highest summit, and more than 4 sq mi of glaciers. The central area is hilly and morainic with plains along the lakes.

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