Lausanne(redirected from Lausanne (Vaud))
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A city of western Switzerland on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. Originally a Celtic settlement, Lausanne became a center of Calvinism after the 1530s and was home to Voltaire, Gibbon, and Rousseau in the 1700s.
Lausanne(ləʊˈzæn; French lozan)
(Placename) a city in W Switzerland, capital of Vaud canton, on Lake Geneva; cultural and commercial centre; university (1537). Pop: 116 300 (2002 est)
the capital of Vaud, in W Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva. 123,700.