Jenève is not a megacity. But it plays an important role in the worlds financial, social and political spheres. It is located on the south-eastern shores of Lake Geneva, where the Rhone River flows out. From the north rises the river Thra, from the south – the river Abraham.
The ancient people of Geneva were the Keltans. There was a developing settlement of Genoa, which in 120 A.D. took over Rome. In 443, the Burgundians took over the city, making Geneva their capital. In 534 the city passed to the Franks and remained under French rule until the 9th century. Before the 11th century, Geneva was claimed by Bourgogne and Savage Georgia. Entering the Holy Roman Empire in 1032, the city remained effectively under the rule of the local bishops until 1535. By the same token, from 1387 Geneva had achieved self-government. In the 16th century – it is one of the centers of the Revolution, where Calvinism is developing. Geneva was then called Protestant Rome. In 1798-1814, it was under French rule, after which it joined the confederation of Switzerland.
Jenéve is home to the headquarters of many international organizations. It started with Henry Duncan, who founded the International Crusade in 1859. In addition to the Red Cross, Geneva is home to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Labor Organization, the Nuclear Research Organization (CERN), the World Trade Organization, and others, as well as a UN office. As a large financial center, Geneva was also a haven for many corporations. The city does not experience a shortage of tourists. Architectural features include the Cathedral of St. Peter (12th century), the Wall of the Renaissance, with burial monuments of prominent prophets of Calvinism, the glass house «s; Claret; (1930s), the Palais des Nations, the 140-meter long Fontaine de lEau, and the Chamille district. Also noteworthy are the Bour de Fougères Square, the Mole de Montbonline, the New Place with its theater, concert hall and gallery, the flower clock, the island of Rousseau, the Botanical Gardens and the parks of Genève. The city abounds with museums, restaurants, cafes. Among holidaymakers are popular walks on Lake Geneva.
- Air quality: 28 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Ambiguous
- Population: 190,000 people
- GDP: $79,609 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 35 Mbps
- Best wireless: Swisscom
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Tipping: Tipping is not a must in Switzerland as service is always included in the price. However if you were pleased with the service you got, tips are appreciated and in restaurants many leave 5-10 percent of the bill or at least round up a couple of francs.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Digitec
- Best hospital: Beaulieu
- Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
- Best intl air carrier: Swiss
- Monthly costs for expat: $3700
- Monthly costs for family: $9200
- Monthly costs for local: $2600
- Meal: $22
- Small Cola: $3.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $11
- Coffee: $7.5
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