About Geneva in Switzerland
Lying on the western end of Lake Geneva in southwestern Switzerland, Geneva is the country's second most populous city, after Zurich. Geneva is now a political, cultural, and financial center. Geneva is home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization and International Red Cross. It has a population of about 180,000 people. The city has a temperate climate.
Surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the Alps, Geneva boasts its unspoiled natural beauty and historical sites. Lake Geneva is the largest of lakes of Switzerland. Nearby the Lake Geneva, the Jet d'Eau fountain is the most impressive landmark of Geneva. Located in the heart of the old town of Geneva, the Cathedral of St. Peter is a blend of Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Classical styles.
Situated at the edge of the Jardin Anglais, the Flower Clock is a symbol of the world-renowned Geneva watch industry. The Brunswick Monument houses the tomb of Charles II. Other tourist attractions include the Niton Rocks, Le Corbusier Building, International Museum of the Reformation and Palais des Nations.