Location of Geneva
|Coordinates: 46°12′N 6°09′E / 46.200°N 6.150°E
with 5 members
(as of 2015)
with 80 members
| • Total
||15.93 km2 (6.15 sq mi)
||375 m (1,230 ft)
|Population (Dec 2015
| • Total
| • Density
||12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Romansh: Genevra) is the
second most populous city in
Zürich) and is the most populous city of
Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the
Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the
Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015 ) of 198,072, and the
canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents.
 In 2014, the compact agglomération du
Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France.
 Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named "Métropole lémanique" contains a population of 1.25 million. This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards the Riviera area (
Montreux) and north-east towards
Yverdon-les-Bains, in the neighbouring canton of
Geneva is a
global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for
diplomacy due to the presence of numerous
international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the
 and the
 Geneva is the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.
 It is also the place where the
Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and
prisoners of war.
Geneva was ranked as the world's ninth most important
financial centre for competitiveness by the
Global Financial Centres Index, ahead of
Frankfurt, and third in Europe behind London and Zürich.
 A 2009 survey by
Mercer found that Geneva has the third-highest
quality of life of any city in the world (behind
Zürich for expatriates; it is narrowly outranked by Zürich).
 The city has been referred to as the world's most compact metropolis and the "Peace Capital".
 In 2009 and 2011, Geneva was ranked as, respectively, the fourth and fifth
most expensive city in the world.