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Canton de Vaud
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Map of Switzerland, location of Vaud highlighted
Capital Lausanne
Largest City Lausanne
Subdivisions 339 municipalities, 10 districts
 • Total 3,212 km2 (1,240 sq mi)
Highest point 3,210 m (10,531 ft) - Diablerets
Lowest point 372 m (1,220 ft) - Lake Leman
Joined 1803
Abbreviation VD
Languages French

Vaud is a canton of Switzerland. It borders the cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Berne and Valais (west to east). The capital city is Lausanne. About 790,000 people live in the canton. Of these, about 138,000 live in Lausanne. About 82% of the population speak French as their first language.


Between 1803 and 2007, the canton of Vaud was formed out of 19 districts:

But since 2008, there is only 10 districts.

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