Western Switzerland

Western Switzerland comprises most of the French part of with the exception of the . It includes the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Neuchatel, Jura as well as the French speaking parts of the cantons of Fribourg and Berne.

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, more formally the Canton of , is one of the 26 cantons forming the . Photo: Annickjaquillard, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, 's second-most populous city and the largest French-speaking city… Photo: gumuz, CC BY 2.0.

, the capital of the canton of Vaud, is a medium sized city which sits at the northernmost point of Lake Geneva. Photo: Rama, CC BY-SA 2.0 fr.

, known in French as Lac Léman, is one of the largest lakes in western Europe. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a city in that is also the canton's capital and economic center. Photo: Ludo29, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Neuchâtel is a small town in western . Neuchâtel is part Suisse Romande — the French speaking Switzerland. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

is in . The city has an impressive heritage of watch making and has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as "La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning". Photo: Zacharie Grossen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is small city and the capital of canton of Jura in the Western . Photo: Pelerin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a predominately German speaking town located on the German/French language barrier in the Three Lakes area of . Photo: Badener, CC BY 3.0.

is the one of two big cities in the mountain region of the canton of Neuchâte in . Photo: specialdj, CC BY 3.0.

is a historic city in the canton of Jura in the Jura Mountains and Fribourg region of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in and the capital of the district of Gruyère in the canton of in . Photo: WillYs Fotowerkstatt, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a municipality and small town in the region, next to the French border. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

is a small village located on the Doubs river in Canton Jura, . Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Western Switzerland

Latitude of center
46.71° or 46° 42' 36" north
Longitude of center
6.72° or 6° 43' 12" east

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Romandie
  • Arabic: روماندي
  • Aragonese: Romanda
  • Aragonese: Romandía
  • Aragonese: Suiza Francesa
  • Aragonese: Suiza Romanda
  • Aragonese: Suiza romana
  • Armenian: Ռոմանդիա
  • Arpitan: Suisse romanda
  • Basque: Romandia
  • Belarusian: Рамандыя
  • Belarusian: Француская Швайцарыя
  • Catalan: Romandia
  • Catalan: Romandie
  • Catalan: Suïssa Francòfona
  • Catalan: Suïssa Romanda
  • Chinese: 瑞士法語區
  • Chinese: 瑞士法语区
  • Chinese: 羅曼地
  • Czech: Romandie
  • Danish: Romandiet
  • Dutch: Romandie
  • Dutch: Romandië
  • Egyptian Arabic: روماندى
  • English: Romandy
  • English: Suisse Romande
  • Esperanto: Romandio
  • Esperanto: Romandujo
  • Finnish: Romandie
  • French: La Suisse Romande
  • French: Romande
  • French: Romandie
  • French: Suisse francophone
  • French: Suisse romand
  • French: Suisse romande
  • French: Welschland
  • Galician: Suíza romanda
  • Georgian: რომანდია
  • Georgian: შვეიცარიის რომანდია
  • Georgian: შვეიცარიული რომანდია
  • German: Romandie
  • German: Romands
  • German: Suisse romande
  • German: Welschschweiz
  • German: Westschweiz
  • German: frankophone Schweiz
  • German: französische Schweiz
  • German: französischsprachige Schweiz
  • Greek: Δυτική Ελβετία
  • Hebrew: מערב שווייץ
  • Italian: Romandia
  • Italian: Svizzera Francese
  • Italian: Svizzera romanda
  • Japanese: スイス・ロマンド
  • Japanese: ロマンディ
  • Korean: 로만디
  • Lithuanian: Romandija
  • Macedonian: Западна Германија
  • Macedonian: Романдија
  • Macedonian: Франкофонска Швајцарија
  • Macedonian: Француска Швајцарија
  • Macedonian: Францускојазична Швајцарија
  • Norwegian: Romandie
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Romandie
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Romandi
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Romandie
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Romandiet
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Suisse romande
  • Persian: روماندی
  • Polish: Romandia
  • Portuguese: Romandia
  • Portuguese: Suíça romanda
  • Romanian: Elveţia franceză
  • Romanian: Elveția franceză
  • Romansh: Romandie
  • Romansh: Svizra franzosa
  • Romansh: Svizra romanda
  • Russian: Романдия
  • Russian: Французская Швейцария
  • Serbian: Romandija
  • Serbian: Романдија
  • Spanish: Romandia
  • Spanish: Romandie
  • Spanish: Romandía
  • Spanish: Suisse romande
  • Spanish: Suiza francesa
  • Spanish: Suiza romana
  • Spanish: Suiza romanda
  • Spanish: Svizzera romanda
  • Spanish: Welschschweiz
  • Swedish: Romandiet
  • Swiss German: Romandie
  • Swiss German: Westschweiz
  • Thai: รอม็องดี
  • Tosk Albanian: Romandie
  • Ukrainian: Романдія
  • Venetian: Romandia
  • Vlaams: Romandië
  • Svizzera occidentale

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