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Lausanne
Coat of arms of Lausanne
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Lausanne
Area
 • Total 41.38 km2 (15.98 sq mi)
Elevation (375 m - 900 m) 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 135,629
 • Density 3,277.6/km2 (8,489.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Les Lausannois
Postal code 1000-1018
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, Ecublens, Epalinges, 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

Lausanne is a city in Switzerland. It has a population of about 120,000 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.

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Cathedral Notre-Dame of Lausanne
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