City of Geneva

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Population and geography

Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland after Zurich, it is located at the extreme southwest of Lake Geneva, it has a strategic position in Europe, since it is a crossroads between France, Italy and Germany .
Its municipal population is 205,372 inhabitants in 2019 and is part of an urban area composed of a population of 579,227 inhabitants in 2015.


Ideally located, Geneva is served by three motorways: A1, A40 and A41.
The urban transport network of the agglomeration consists of tram lines, numerous bus lines and a boat service, the Geneva seagulls.
The rail network is not to be outdone, TGV lines connect the cities of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and many TERs connect the medium-sized French and Swiss cities.
The city also has its international airport near the French border.


The Geneva region is particularly dynamic, its cross-border nature plays a major role.
Many companies have installed their headquarters there. The city is a stronghold for banking, trading and also international political meetings.


The city has the most expensive shopping street in Switzerland after the Bahnhoffstrasse in Zurich: the warm street.


The city of Geneva welcomes many students. These include: the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, the Haute École de Gestion, the Hotel School of Geneva, or even the Haute Ecole of Landscape, Engineering and Architecture.

Hotels and restaurants

There are 300 restaurants in which the average budget is 23 €. In addition, there are 125 hotels with an average cost of € 248 per night.


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