Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the city of Geneva. For the canton of Geneva, see Canton geneva PDF Geneva.
Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In 2017, Geneva was ranked as the world’s fifteenth most important financial centre for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centres Index, fifth in Europe behind London, Zürich, Frankfurt and Luxembourg. For the Catholic ecclesiastical history, see bishopric of Geneva. Geneva was an Allobrogian border town, fortified against the Helvetii tribe, when the Romans took it in 121 BC. In the Middle Ages, Geneva was ruled by a count under the Holy Roman Empire until the late 14th century, when it was granted a charter giving it a high degree of self-governance.
Around this time, the House of Savoy came to at least nominally dominate the city. June 1814, Geneva was admitted to the Swiss Confederation. In 1907, the separation of Church and State was adopted. Geneva flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, becoming the seat of many international organizations.
09′ East, at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, where the Rhône flows out. The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains can be seen on the horizon. The city covers an area of 15. Of the land in the city, 0. The rest of the land, 14. Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 3.
Of the water in the municipality, 0. The altitude of Geneva is 373. Pierres du Niton, two large rocks emerging from the lake which date from the last ice age. Winters are cool, usually with light frosts at night and thawing conditions during the day.
In summer, many people swim in the lake and patronise public beaches such as Genève Plage and the Bains des Pâquis. Geneva, in certain years, receives snow during colder months. The nearby mountains are subject to substantial snowfall and are suitable for skiing. C and the mean number of sunshine-hours per year was 2003. The city is divided into eight quartiers, or districts, sometimes composed of several neighbourhoods.
City of Geneva and operates as a collegiate authority. The delegates are elected by means of a system of Majorz. The mayor changes each year, while the heads of the other departments are assigned by the collegiate. The executive body holds its meetings in the Palais Eynard, near the Parc des Bastions.