) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.Of the agricultural land, 0.3% is used for growing crops.Of the water in the municipality, 0.2% is in lakes and 2.9% is in rivers and streams.The city is divided into eight quartiers, or districts, sometimes composed of several neighborhoods. Plainpalais, and Acacias, (3) Eaux-Vives, and (4) Champel, while the Right Bank includes (1) Saint-Jean and Charmilles, (2) Servette and Petit-Saconnex, (3) Grottes and Saint-Gervais, and (4) Paquis and Nations.), each presiding over a department.
Around this time the House of Savoy came to (at least nominally) dominate the city.It is entirely surrounded by three mountain chains all belonging to the Jura: the Jura main range north-westward, the Vuache southward, and the Salève south-eastward.(14.7 sq mi) and is sometimes referred to as Petit lac (small lake).Ice storms near Lac Léman are quite normal in the winter: Geneva can be affected by the Bise, a north easterly wind. The strength of the Bise wind can be determined by the difference in air pressure (in hectopascal [h Pa]) between Geneva and Güttingen in canton of Thurgau.Bise arises as soon as the air pressure in Güttingen is higher than in Geneva.The canton has only a 4.5 km (2.8 mi) long border with the rest of Switzerland.