Situated between the Alps and the Jura mountains, Geneva has a gentle and temperate climate. The city covers 282 sqm and, with the lake and the river Rhone, presents refreshing surroundings of alpine scenery against a background of green countryside.
This is a cosmopolitan City: 197,000 inhabitants, 41% foreigners, 190 nationalitie.
Geneva has a large portfolio of hotels in all categories and the highest density of restaurants per head of population in Switzerland.
More than 250 NGOs and 35 international organizations, the UN among them, are headquartered in Geneva, earning it the title of the Capital of Peace. Geneva has also the highest concentration of global health care organizations. With more than 40 museums, numerous art galleries and theaters and opera, the city is also an important cultural center.