Geneva, Lake


Geneva, Lake

geographical name \ˈlē-mən, ˈle-; lə-ˈman; lā-ˈmän\

Definition of GENEVA, LAKE

lake 45 miles (72 kilometers) long on border between SW Switzerland & E France; traversed by the Rhône

Variants of GENEVA, LAKE

Geneva, Lake or Lake Le·man \ˈlē-mən, ˈle-; lə-ˈman; lā-ˈmän\

Geneva, Lake

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake, on the border of southwestern Switzerland and southeastern France. About 134 sq mi (347 sq km) of the lake's area is Swiss and 90 sq mi (234 sq km) French. Lying at an elevation of 1,220 ft (372 m), it is 45 mi (72 km) long with an average width of 5 mi (8 km). It is formed by the Rhône River, which enters at the eastern end and leaves at the western end through the city of Geneva. The water level is subject to fluctuations known as seiches, in which the lake's water mass rhythmically swings from shore to shore.

Variants of GENEVA, LAKE

Geneva, Lake French Lac Léman German Genfersee

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