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Coordinates: 46°31′N, 6°38′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Lausanne
Coat of Arms of Lausanne
Canton Vaud
District Lausanne
Coordinates  46°31′N, 6°38′E
Population 128,302   (30 April 2007)
Area 41.37 km²
Elevation 375-900 m
Postal code 1000-1018
Mayor Daniel Brélaz (Green)
Website www.lausanne.ch
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lausanne

Lausanne (pronounced [loˈzan]) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. Lausanne is located some 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Geneva. It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne. It lies in the middle of a wine-making region. Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Lausanne. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... Lausanne is a district in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... Daniel Brélaz, current mayor This is a list of mayors of Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1359x922, 341 KB) Switzerland Map drawn by Tschubby see also Karte_Schweiz_Details. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French Lac Léman, le Léman, or Lac de Genève) is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe (after Lake Balaton). ... A street in Évian. ... Looking towards Lelex from near to Crêt de la Neige The Jura folds are located north of the main Alpine orogenic front and are being continually deformed, accommodating the northwards compression from Alpine folding. ... Hunters a cool hobo For other uses, see Geneva (disambiguation). ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... Lausanne is a district in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ...

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History

Majestic view on the Lake of Geneva and the French Alps
Majestic view on the Lake of Geneva and the French Alps

The Romans built a military camp, which they called Lousanna, at the site of a Celtic settlement, near the lake where currently are Vidy and Ouchy; on the hill above was a fort called 'Lausodunon' or 'Lousodunon' (The 'y' suffix is common to many place names of Roman origin in the region (e.g.) Prilly, Pully, Lutry, etc). Lausanne, Switzerland with Lake File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lausanne, Switzerland with Lake File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Jet dEau fountain in Lake Geneva in Geneva Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, Le Léman or Lac de Genève, (German: Genfersee) is the second largest freshwater lake in central Europe (after Lake Balaton), divided between France (Haute-Savoie) and Switzerland (cantons of Vaud, Geneva, and... The French Alps are simply those parts of the Alps mountain range which lie in France. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus Roman provinces on the eve of the assassination of Julius Caesar, c. ... Lousonna Lousonna (also Lousanna) is a Roman archaeological site in Switzerland. ... This article is about the European people. ... Castle of Ouchy Ouchy is a commune, port, and popular lakeside resort near the city of Lausanne in Switzerland, located at the south of the city, at the edge of the lake Léman. ... Prilly is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district and a suburb of Lausanne. ... Pully is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district and a suburb of Lausanne. ... Lutry is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Lavaux. ...


After the fall of the Roman Empire, insecurity forced the transfer of Lausanne to its current center, a hilly, easier to defend site. The city which emerged from the camp was ruled by the Dukes of Savoy and the Bishop of Lausanne. Then it came under Berne from 1536 to 1798 and a number of its cultural treasures, including the hanging tapestries in the Cathedral, were permanently removed. Lausanne has made a number of requests to recover them. During the Napoleonic Wars, its status changed. In 1803, it became the capital of a newly formed Swiss canton, Vaud under which it joined the Swiss Federation. From the 1950s to 1970s a large number of Italians, Spaniards and Portuguese immigrated, settling mostly in the industrial district of Renens and transforming the local diet. The city has been traditionally quiet but in the late 1960s and early 1970s there were a series of mainly youth demonstrations confronted by the police that gave rise to the motto 'Lausanne bouge' (Lausanne is getting animated). In a rare showmanship of anti-authoritarianism, the youth responded by ascribing to the word flic (literally "cop") the term, Fédération Lausannoise des Imbéciles Casqués. The next vigorous demonstrations took place to protest against the high cinema prices and since then the city has returned to its very very very very very sleepy self. By the 1990s, it supposedly had one of the highest rates of AIDS in Europe. Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... The House of Savoy was a dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain in Savoy (a small region between Piedmont, Italy, and France). ... The Bishop of Lausanne (French: Évêque de Lausanne) was a Prince-Bishop of the Holy Roman Empire and the Ordinary of the diocese of Lausanne, Switzerland (Latin: Dioecesis Lausannensis). ... Location within Switzerland The city of Berne (German   , French Berne , Italian Berna , Romansh Berna , Bernese German Bärn ), is the Bundesstadt (administrative capital) of Switzerland and the fourth most populous Swiss city (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). ... Year 1536 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Allies: Austrian Empire[1] Kingdom of Portugal Kingdom of Prussia[1] Russian Empire[2] Kingdom of Spain[3] Kingdom of Sweden United Kingdom[4] Ottoman Empire[5] French Empire Kingdom of Holland Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Naples Duchy of Warsaw Kingdom of Bavaria[6] Kingdom of Saxony[7... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ...


A surprising decision for the city housing the IOC is that in a 1992[citation needed] referendum, its citizens rejected holding the Winter Olympic Games. The dignitaries of the city were so convinced that the vote would be 'yes' that they had prepared a champagne celebration. Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ...


Geography

Lausanne and neighboring municipalities
Lausanne and neighboring municipalities

The most important geographical feature of the area surrounding Lausanne is Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French). Lausanne is built on the southern slope of the Swiss plateau, with a difference in elevation of about 500 meters (1,600 ft) between the lakeshore at Ouchy and its northern edge bordering Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and Epalinges. Lausanne boasts a dramatic panorama over the lake. Image File history File links Commune_Lausanne_FR.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lausanne ... Image File history File links Commune_Lausanne_FR.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lausanne ... Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French Lac Léman, le Léman, or Lac de Genève) is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe (after Lake Balaton). ... Le Mont-sur-Lausanne is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district and a suburb of Lausanne. ... Epalinges is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district and a suburb of Lausanne. ...


In addition to its generally southward-sloping layout, the center of the city is the site of an ancient river Flon, which has been covered since the 19th century. The former river forms a gorge running through the middle of the city south of the old city centre, generally following the course of the present Rue Centrale, with several bridges crossing the depression to connect the adjacent neighborhoods. Due to the large differences in elevation, visitors should make a note as to which plane of elevation they are on and where they want to go, lest they find themselves tens of meters below or above the street which they are trying to travel on. The name Flon is also used for the Metro station located in the gorge. A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ...


Lausanne is located at the limit between the extensive wine-growing regions of Lavaux (to the east) and la Côte (to the west). A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Lavaux is the northern shore of the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in the canton of Vaud in French-speaking Switzerland. ... La Côte is part of Lake Geneva Coast (French: Lac Léman) , reaching from Nyon to Lausanne. ...


The population of the greater Lausanne area (grand Lausanne) is about 250,000 (2005 est.).


Transport

Main article: Lausanne Metro
1/10 scale model of the new m2 metro in Lausanne, of the same type as the Paris line 14. A front view of the m2 is also available.
1/10 scale model of the new m2 metro in Lausanne, of the same type as the Paris line 14. A front view of the m2 is also available.

The Lausanne Metro system includes two lines in Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2274x1707, 624 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Paris Metro Line 14 ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2274x1707, 624 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Paris Metro Line 14 ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... Line 14 of Paris Métro crosses the center of Paris and currently runs between the Saint Lazare and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand stations. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1620x1686, 421 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Paris Metro Line 14 ...

Public Transport

Public transport in Lausanne includes buses and metros (operated by TL (French)), nationwide and regional train lines (CFF, LEB (French)), and boats (CGN (French)). The majority of urban public transport in Lausanne is by trolleybus. Skytrain Bangkok. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... Locomotive of the SBB-CFF-FFS Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) is the national railway company of Switzerland. ... A boat is a watercraft designed to float on, and provide transport over, water. ... Škoda 14 Tr trolleybus in Vilnius, Lithuania. ...


Lausanne will become the first city in Switzerland to have a Rubber-tyred metro system, with the m2 Line which will open in 2008. The rolling stock will be a shorter version of the one used on Paris Métro Line 14. Bogie from an MP 89 Paris Métro rolling stock An MP 73 Paris Métro rolling stock Rubber tracks between Pont de Neuilly and Esplanade de la Défense Rubber-tyred metro is a form of rail transport, but using some road technology: the vehicles have wheels with rubber... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Line 14 of Paris Métro crosses the center of Paris and currently runs between the Saint Lazare and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand stations. ...


Roadways

Lausanne is connected to the A1 motorway on its east side (Geneva - Zurich axis) and to the A9 on its north and east side (transit with Italy and France), the forking point between these two motorways being at the north-west side of the city. The A1 is a motorway in Switzerland. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Hunters a cool hobo For other uses, see Geneva (disambiguation). ... View of the inner city with the four main churches visible, and the Albis in the backdrop Zürich (German: , Zürich German: Züri , French: , in English generally Zurich, Italian: ) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and...


Education

Palais de Rumine, place de la Riponne
Palais de Rumine, place de la Riponne

Lausanne enjoys some world class higher education establishements. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 552 KB) University of Lausanne. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 552 KB) University of Lausanne. ...

University of Lausanne, museum and library The University of Lausanne (in French: Université de Lausanne) or UNIL in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. ... The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland. ... The International Institute for Management Development is a business school located in Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Lausanne Hotel School (École hôtelière de Lausanne, EHL) provides university-level (undergraduate and graduate) studies to talented and ambitious students who are aiming for top careers in the hospitality industry. ...

Culture

Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne
Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne
Waterfront view of Ouchy, just south of Lausanne

The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne provide a diverse and rich musical life. The latter has been under the direction of Michel Corboz for many years. Download high resolution version (600x900, 97 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (600x900, 97 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1737 KB)Waterfront view of Ouchy File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1737 KB)Waterfront view of Ouchy File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Michel Corboz (born February 14, 1934) is a Swiss conductor. ...


Each July, the "Festival de la Cité" (city festival) is held in the old part of town. There are also film and music festivals, such as the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival and the Bach Festival, "Le Festival et Concours Bach de Lausanne", which follows "La Nuit de Musées" (museum's night) in the fall season. The Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, or LUFF, is a film festival and music festival devoted to underground culture. ...


Lausanne is also the home of the Béjart Ballet. The Béjart Ballet (officialy the Béjart Ballet Lausanne) is a Swiss ballet company. ...


Museums

Lausanne is also the site of many museums: The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ...

  • Musée Olympique Lausanne (Olympic Museum)
  • Musée de l'Elysée (Elysée Museum)
  • Fondation de l'Hermitage (Hermitage Foundation)
  • The Collection de l'Art Brut (Art Brut Collection)
  • mudac (Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains)
  • Musée Historique de Lausanne (Lausanne Historical Museum)
  • Cabinet des Médailles cantonal
  • Espace Arlaud (French)
  • Espace des Inventions (French) (Science Center for Kids)
  • Fondation Claude Verdan (French) - Musée de la main (Museum of the Hand)
  • Vivarium de Lausanne (French)
  • Forum d'architectures de Lausanne
  • Forum de l'Hôtel de Ville (Forum of the Town Hall)
  • Musée cantonal d'Archéologie et d'Histoire (Cantonal Museum of Archeology and History)
  • Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (French) (Cantonal Fine Arts Museum)
  • Musée cantonal de Géologie (French) (Cantonal Geological Museum)
  • Musée et jardins botaniques cantonaux (Cantonal Museum and Botanical Gardens)
  • Musée de Pully (Pully Museum)
  • Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy (Lausanne-Vidy Roman Museum)
  • Musée de la Villa romaine de Pully (Pully Roman Villa Museum)
  • Musée cantonal de Zoologie (Cantonal Zoology Museum)
  • Roseraie de la Vallée de la Jeunesse (Rosegarden)
  • Etablissement horticole de la Bourdonnette - serres de la Ville (Horticultural Establishment of La Bourdonette - Municipal Glasshouses)
  • Notre Dame de Lausanne, restaured by viollet-le-Duc.

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland houses permanent and temporary exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic movement. ... Adolf Wölflis Irren-Anstalt Band-Hain, 1910 The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (which literally translates as Raw Art or Rough Art), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created... Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (Paris, January 27, 1814 - Lausanne 1879) was a French architect, famous for his restorations of medieval buildings. ...

Music

  • Contemporary composer Leonardo Balada's Symphony No. 4 is subtitled 'Lausanne'.
  • Le RomandieLe Romandie, live local and international bands. Mostly rock'n roll.
  • Les DocksLes Docks, live local and international bands.

Leonardo Balada (born September 22, 1933 in Barcelona) is a Spanish composer. ...

Sports

Sporting activities are very popular in Lausanne, with water sports available on the nearby lake and mountaineering in the nearby mountains. Cycling is also a popular pastime, with the vineyards in the surrounding hills providing spectacular views and challenging routes. There is an annual athletic contest (Athletissima (French)), road running through the city (the 20 km de Lausanne (French)), the Tour de Romandie road cycling race, marathon (website) and triathlon competition, among other sports events. The two most important sports are Football (soccer) and Ice Hockey. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... A common vineyard. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Road running in a U.S. Air Force marathon Fun runners taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon Road running is the sport of running on a measured course over an established road (as opposed to track and cross country running). ... The Tour de Romandie is a stage race which is part of the UCI ProTour. ... Modern-day marathon runners Runners in ancient Greece. ... Triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ... The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body for all national table tennis associations. ... ... FISA may be: Federation Internationale des Societes Aerophilateliques (International Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies) Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dAviron (International Federation of Rowing Associations) Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (Historically a subsidiary body of the FIA) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a statute in the... Fédération Internationale dEscrime (FIE) (English: International Fencing Federation) is the international governing body of Olympic fencing. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... Lausanne-Sports Aviron is a Swiss rowing club. ... Lausanne Sports (also referred to as FC Lausanne-Sport) is a sports club from Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The International Baseball Federation (or IBAF) is the worldwide body which governs play between national teams, including the World Cup of Baseball (in conjunction with Major League Baseball) and the Olympic baseball tournament (in conjuction with the International Olympic Committee). ... Fédération Internationale de Natation The International Swimming Federation (French Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA) organizes and regulates international swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming championships. ... The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. ...

Notable people

Lausanne is the birthplace of:

Notable residents: Umberto Agnelli, (November 1, 1934 - 28 May 2004) was the chairman of Italian carmaker Fiat from early 2003 until his death. ... David Bennent is a swiss actor. ... Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of Sourozh (19 June 1914 - 4 August 2003), Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church. ... François-Louis David Bocion, born March 30, 1828 - died December 13, 1890, was a Swiss artist and teacher. ... Johann Ludwig (aka John Lewis) Burckhardt (November 24, 1784 - October 15, 1817), Swiss traveller and orientalist, was born in Lausanne. ... Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (December 26, 1904 – April 24, 1980) was a Cuban novelist, essay writer, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous boom period. ... Stéphane Chapuisat ( Nickname: Chappi; born June 28, 1969 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a football forward, arguably his countrys best player of the 1990s. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Aloise Corbazs, Lit du train veine a couché Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist included in Jean Dubuffets initial collection of psychiatric art. ... Jean-Pascal Delamuraz (April 1, 1936 in Paudex - October 4, 1998 in Lausanne), was a Swiss politician. ... Charles Édouard Dutoit (born October 7, 1936) is a Swiss conductor. ... Egon von Furstenberg or Prince Egon von Furstenberg (June 29, 1946 - June 11, 2004) was a fashion designer. ... Eugène Grasset - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Dr. Bertrand Piccard (born March 1, 1958) is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist born in Lausanne, Vaud canton, on March 1, 1958. ... Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (September 24, 1878 – May 24, 1947) was a French-speaking Swiss writer. ... Ubol Ratana (ทูลกระหม่อมหญิง อุบลรัตน์ฯ, Full name: ทูลกระหม่อมหญิง อุบลรัตนราชกัญญา สิริวัฒนาพรรณวดี, Tunkramhom Ying Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Phannavadi), born April 5, 1951 in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the eldest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. ... Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, born November 10, 1859 – died December 13, 1923, was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. ... Elizabeth Thompson 1846-1933 was a British painter better known by her married name of Lady Butler. ... Bernard Tschumi (born January 25, 1944 Lausanne, Switzerland) is a contemporary French/Swiss architect, writer, and academic. ... Félix Vallotton was a Franco-Swiss painter, engraver, illustrator and writer (Lausanne 1865-Paris 1925). ...

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ingvar Kamprad  (born March 30, 1926) is an industrialist from Sweden. ... Alice Bailly (February 25, 1872 - January 1 1938) was a radical Swiss painter, know for her interpretation of cubism and her multimedia wool paintings. ... Maurice Béjart (born January 1, 1927) is the French choreographer who runs the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland. ... Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971)[1] was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. ... His statue at the Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena) , (24 October 1887-15 April 1969), later Queen Victoria Eugenia was the Queen consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. ... Bouquet of Lilies or Madonna Lily Egg by Fabergé Peter Carl Fabergé original name Carl Gustavovich Fabergé (May 30, 1846–September 24, 1920) was a Russian jeweller, best known for the fabulous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than... Stéphane Lambiel (born April 2, 1985 in Martigny, Switzerland) is a Swiss figure skater, known for his creative and beautiful spins. ... James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. ... Indian postage stamp dedicated to W.M. Haffkine Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine (March 15, 1860, Odessa, Russia - October 26, 1930, Lausanne, Switzerland) was a Russian bacteriologist. ... Auguste Piccard (1927) Auguste Antoine Piccard (January 28, 1884 – March 24, 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. ... Paloma Picasso (b. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Karol Szymanowski Karol Szymanowski Karol Maciej Korwin-Szymanowski (October 6, 1882–March 28, 1937) was a Polish composer and pianist. ... Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (January 27, 1814 – September 17, 1879) was a French architect and theorist, famous for his restorations of medieval buildings. ... Pierre Viret (Orbe 1511 - Orthez 1571) was a Swiss reformed theologian. ... Serge Voronoff (born close to the russian village of Voronov) (July 10, 1866 - September 1, 1951) was a Russian-born French physiologist and surgeon. ... C.G.E. Mannerheim Mannerheims equestrian statue by Mannerheimintie, a central road in downtown Helsinki, the capital of Finland C.G.E. Mannerheims autograph This article is about the statesman and Commander-in-Chief, for the noble families, please see Mannerheim (family) Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (June... Edward Gibbon (1737–1794). ... Han Suyin (Chinese: 韩素音; pinyin: Hán SùyÄ«n) (born September 12, 1917), is the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow (Chinese: 周光湖, pinyin: Zhōu Guānghú). She is a Chinese-born author of several books on modern China, novels set in East Asia, and autobiographical...

Photos of Lausanne

Photos of Lausanne, taken in June 2001:

See also

The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 6, 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Daniel Brélaz, current mayor This is a list of mayors of Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, provenzale alpina, arpitano, patois; French: francoprovençal, arpitan, patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ...

External links

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  • Lausanne travel guide from Wikitravel


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The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization - Lausanne Homepage (371 words)
The Lausanne Movement is a global network of Christian leaders from missions, churches and educational and training institutions who share a commitment to world evangelization.
Produced The Lausanne Covenant, considered by many to be the most significant mission document of the Protestant era.
The Lausanne Movement is convening Lausanne III on 16-25 October 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Lausanne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1030 words)
Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura hills to its north.
It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne.
Lausanne is connected to the A1 motorway on its east side (Geneva - Zurich axis) and to the A9 on its north and east side (transit with Italy), the forking point between these two motorways being at the north-west side of the city.
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