[loh-zan; French loh-zan]
a city in and the capital of Vaud, in W Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva. Unabridged


a canton in W Switzerland. 1239 sq. mi. (3210 sq. km). Capital: Lausanne.
German Waadt. Unabridged
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Lausanne (ləʊˈzæn, French lozan)
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)
German name: Waadt 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)

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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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