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Geneva (/ɨˈnvə/; French: Genève, IPA: [ʒənɛv]; Franco-Provençal: Genèva, IPA: [ˈd͡zənɛva]) is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich) and is the most populous city of Romandie (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. While the municipality itself (city centre ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2010) of 191,415, the canton of Geneva (République et Canton de Genève, which includes the city) has 457,628 residents (as of December 2009). The agglomeration has 1,240,000 residents.

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Geneva International Airport, with the city of Geneva in the background
Geneva International Airport (IATA: GVAICAO: LSGG), commonly known as Cointrin Airport, is an airport serving Geneva, Switzerland. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre and has direct connections to motorways, bus lines and railways (SBB-CFF-FFS). Its northern limit runs along the Swiss-French border and the airport can be accessed from both countries. Passengers on flights to or from France do not have to go through Swiss customs and immigration controls if they remain in the French sector of the airport. The freight operations are also accessible from both countries, making Geneva a European Union freight hub although Switzerland is not a member of the EU. The airport is partially located within the commune of Meyrin and partially in the commune of Grand-Saconnex.
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The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains can be seen on the horizon.
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The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains can be seen on the horizon.

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