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Leysin
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Coat of arms of Leysin
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Aigle
Area
 • Total 18.57 km2 (7.17 sq mi)
Elevation 1,260 m (4,130 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 4,224
 • Density 227.46/km2 (589.13/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leysenouds
Postal code 1854
Localities Crettaz, Veyges
Surrounded by Ormont-Dessous, Aigle, Yvorne, Corbeyrier

Leysin is a municipality of the Aigle district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Geography

Leysin is in the Vaud Alps, it is a alpine resort village at the eastern end of Lake Geneva in near to Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva. It is on the right side of the Grande Eau at the foot of the Tour d'Aï and the Tour de Mayen. The main village is found at an elevation of 1,260 m (4,130 ft). It consists of the village of Leysin and the hamlets of Veyges, Feydey, Aï and Mayen.

Leysin can be accessed by road or the hourly Aigle - Leysin train, which makes four area stops.


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