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This series of photographs is offering a short journey around Switzerland, a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, bordering with France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Switzerland (the Swiss Confederation) consists of following 20 cantons (states) and 6 half-cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden*, Appenzell Innerhoden*, Basel Landschaft*, Basel Stadt*, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Nidwalden*, Obwalden*, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich (*=half-canton).
From each canton I’ll post 2 photos and from each half-canton 1 photo, total 46 photographs.

Geneva

The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. It is surrounded on almost all sides by France and it borders only one Swiss canton, the canton of Vaud, to the northeast.

It is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. 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. The capital city is Geneva.

The photo shows part Geneva Lake with Geneva Lake Fountain and buildings of Geneva City in the background.

The Geneva Lake Fountain (Water-Jet) is one of the city's most famous landmarks and it is also one of the largest water fountains in the world, situated at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, it is visible throughout the city and from the air.

500 liters of water per second are jetted to an altitude of 140 meters by two 500 kW pumps. The water leaves the nozzle at a speed of 200 km/h. When it is in operation, at any given moment there are about 7,000 liters of water in the air.

The first Water Jet on the Lake Geneva was installed in 1886 at the hydro power plant, a little further downstream from its present location. It was used as a safety valve for a hydraulic power network and could reach a height of about 30 meters.

Geneva is located 280km southwest from Zurich and 550km southeast from Paris.

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