20 Amazing Facts About Lausanne

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Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland.

Lausanne Facts

  1. The city is the capital of the district, Lausanne.
  2. Two-thirds of the population speak Swiss-German.
  3. Lausanne is the only city with an underground system in Switzerland.
  4. Lausanne was once a Roman military camp called Lousanna built on the Lake Geneva shoreline.
  5. The International Olympic Committee founded by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 is headquartered in Lausanne.
  6. Lausanne is the capital city of the canton of Vaud. 
  7. Lausanne is the fourth largest city in Switzerland.
  8. Temperatures in Lausanne range from 25 °C in summer to -2 °C in winter.
  9. Lausanne will host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.
  10. The Biggest Cinema in Switzerland is located in Lausanne, known as The “Capitole”.
  11. Lausanne hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1989.
  12. Majesty King Bhumibol of Thailand studied in Lausanne
  13. Two major international treaties were signed at Lausanne. Between Italy and Turkey in 1912 & between Turkey and the Allies of World War I in 1923.
  14. In 1964, the first motorway was inaugurated, linking Lausanne to Geneva.
  15. Lausanne has a population of 139,111 ( as of 2018). 
  16. The city was the birthplace of the noted Swiss literary figures Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, Alexandre Vinet, Juste Olivier, and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz and of the philosopher Charles Secrétan.
  17. Life expectancy for Lausannois is 78.5 years for newborn males and 84 years for females.
  18. Two short streams, the Flon and the Louve, which formerly flowed through the centre of the city.
  19. The 19th-century Palais de Rumine houses fine art and science museums.
  20. Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva.
20 Amazing Facts About Lausanne