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Lausanne - Transport, Culture, Notable people, Photos of Lausanne

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46°32N 6°39E, pop (2000e) 129 000. Tourist resort, convention centre, and capital of Vaud canton, W Switzerland; seat of the Federal Supreme Court; on N shore of L Geneva, 51 km/32 mi NE of Geneva; railway junction; university (1891); clothing, confectionery, printing, leather; seat of the International Olympic Committee; Mon Repos Park, with Olympic Museum; cathedral (1275), town hall (17th-c), Bishop's Palace; Fête of Lausanne (Jun), biennial Festival of Tapestry (ancient and modern).

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