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Must Read: History, Facts & Figures About Lausanne, Switzerland

Sreedevi Nair Nov 14, 2020
Switzerland has a beautiful blend of diverse cities and towns that exude scenic natural splendors and rustic history.
Lausanne is one of Switzerland’s beautiful cities known for its historic ambiance and scenic beauty.
The capital city of Canton of Vaud in Romandy, Lausanne is set on the shores of Lake Geneva.
It was established as a Roman military camp called Lousanna in the early first century. The name- Lausanne was derived by its earlier name 'Lousonna'.
After the Roman Empire’s fall, the settlement was ruled by Dukes of Savoy and the Bishop of Lausanne before it was included under Bern’s territory.
During the 1600s, it became a refuge for French Huguenots and during Napoleon's reign, Lausanne became the capital city of Vaud.
Lausanne is a city that has a rich historic heritage as the city imbibed Celtic and Roman influences.
Lausanne is the fourth largest city in Switzerland, the second largest city on the shores of Lake Geneva and is home to a population of 1,30,000.
The city has a 28-station metro system, making it the world's smallest town to have a rapid transit system.
Lausanne is a French speaking town of Switzerland.
Lausanne is often referred as the Olympic Capital and is the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee.
The Swiss hospitality started here. The first school of hotel management and hospitality - L'Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne was established in this city in 1893.
The city was famous with celebrities and was a preferred destination of Freddie Mercury, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Benito Mussolini and Ernest Hemmingway.