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Aerial view of Lausanne
Aerial view of Lausanne
Coat of arms of Lausanne
Coat of arms
Lausanne is located in Switzerland
Location of Lausanne
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Lausanne is located in Canton of Vaud
Lausanne (Canton of Vaud)
Coordinates: 46°31.19′N 6°38.01′E / 46.51983°N 6.63350°E / 46.51983; 6.63350Coordinates: 46°31.19′N 6°38.01′E / 46.51983°N 6.63350°E / 46.51983; 6.63350
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Lausanne
 • Executive Municipalité
with 7 members
 • Mayor Syndic (list)
Grégoire Junod PS
(as of 2016)
 • Parliament Conseil communal
with 100 members
 • Total 41.38 km2 (15.98 sq mi)
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Highest elevation (Jorat) 929.4 m (3,049.2 ft)
Lowest elevation (Lake Léman) 372 m (1,220 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 137,810
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) French: Lausannois(e)
Postal code 1000–1018
SFOS number 5586
Localities Le Chalet-à-Gobet, Montblesson, Montheron, Ouchy, Vernand-Dessous, Vernand-Dessus, Vers-chez-les-Blanc
Surrounded by Bottens, Bretigny-sur-Morrens, Chavannes-près-Renens, Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Crissier, Cugy, Écublens, Épalinges, Évian-les-Bains (FR-74), Froideville, Jouxtens-Mézery, Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Lugrin (FR-74), Maxilly-sur-Léman (FR-74), Montpreveyres, Morrens, Neuvecelle (FR-74), Prilly, Pully, Renens, Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Saint-Sulpice, Savigny
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Lausanne is a city in Switzerland. It has a population of about 140,000 people. The city is the capital of the district Lausanne. It is also the capital of the canton of Vaud. Lausanne is the forth biggest city of Switzerland. The syndic of Lausanne (syndic is the French word for mayor in the canton of Vaud) is Daniel Brélaz, from the ecological party, since 2001.

Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne
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  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2017