VaudThe Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the south-western part of the country. The capital is Lausanne.
Flag of Canton of Vaud
The canton stretches from Lake Neuchâtel in the North, where it borders the cantons of Neuchâtel and Fribourg, to Lake Geneva in the South, bordering Haute-Savoie (France) and the canton of Geneva. On the Jura ranges in the West the canton borders the départements of Ain, Jura, and Doubs (France) and the canton of Neuchâtel. In the West, the Vaudois part of the Swiss Alps joins the cantons of Fribourg, Berne, and Valais.
Major population centres are: Lausanne (approx. 275 000 inhabitants in 2000), Montreux-Vevey (70'000 inhabitants), Yverdon-les-Bains. The region around Nyon may be considered part of the agglomeration of Geneva. All of these are on Lake Geneva, but Yverdon (on Lake Neuchâtel).