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Flower landscape of Lake Geneva

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva
Known also as Lake Leman, the French lake in Switzerland and France, is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. The beauty of the coast of the lake is well known and flower landscape attracts many tourists and travelers. By the way, Mary and Percy Shelley, as well as Lord Byron had a vacation in these places and wrote ghost stories, one of which became the basis for the novel Frankenstein. Besides, Vladimir Lenin rented a chalet on the French coast near Geneva. And actor Charlie Chaplin spent his final years and died in Vevey (a memorial statue). Also, Pop singer Phil Collins lives in a house overlooking the lake. Group Queen had recording studios (which are still in use today) in Montreux. In addition, there is a statue of singer Freddie Mercury, who also owned a home in Montreux, on the northern shore of the lake. And finally, Ex-Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher lives with his family near the lake.

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva in Switzerland

59.53% of its territory, which is equal to 345.31 km2, are under the jurisdiction of Switzerland (cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Vales), and 40.47%, or 234.71 km2 under France. The average elevation above sea level is 372 meters, the dam controls the water level in Geneva. The first recorded name of the lake – Lacus Lemanus, which dates back to Roman times. Lake Geneva – the largest body of water in Switzerland.

One of its features is the shape of a crescent, with horns pointing to the south. North coast stretches for 95 kilometers on the southern coast – 72 km. The greatest depth of the lake is fixed in place between Evian and Lausanne and is 310 meters long and at this point is only 13 kilometers.

In 563, according to the letter, Gregory of Tours and Marius Aventisensisa, tsunami swept along the lake, destroying the fort Tauredunum and other settlements, and causing numerous deaths in Geneva. Simulations indicate that this case was most likely caused by a massive landslide near the delta of the Rhone, which caused a wave of eight meters in height which reached Geneva within 70 minutes. In 888 the city was part of the new Kingdom of Burgundy, and was adopted in 1033 by the German Emperor.

At the eastern end of the lake between Villeneuve and Vevey, landscape takes Alpine character. The northern shores are covered with vines on the slopes, with closely spaced villages and castles.

In the late 1960s pollution made swimming dangerous, on some beaches of Lake Geneva, underwater visibility was close to zero. By the 1980s, extensive pollution almost devoured all the fish. Today, pollution levels are drastically reduced, and again to swim and sunbathe on the local beaches is safe. Main activities include sailing, surfing, rowing, diving and swimming.

Here are some fun facts. In 1827, Lake Geneva has become a place for the first measurement of the speed of sound in water. Specially developed for the lake high catamarans to arrange yacht race, which has become quite a popular sport.

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva

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