AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Canton of Geneva

Short NameGeneva
German NameGenf
Local NamesRépublique et Canton de Genève
Lat Deg46|lat_min=2
Lon Deg6|lon_min=7
Area Rank21st
Population Rank6th
ExecutiveConseil d'Etat
Executive Members7
LegislativeGrand Council
Parliament Members100
HighestLes Arales
Highest M516
LowestRhone at Chancy
Lowest M332
Municipalities Number46

     Home | State | Canton of Geneva

The Republic and Canton of Geneva ( ; ; ; ) is the French speaking westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France. As is the case in several other Swiss cantons (e.g. Ticino, Neuchâtel, and Jura), this canton is referred to as a republic within the Swiss confederation.

The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland; and 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.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260