Origin of genevaDutch genever from Old French genevre, juniper berry from Classical Latin juniperus, juniper
- city in SW Switzerland, on Lake Geneva
- canton of SW Switzerland, largely the city of Geneva & its suburbs: 109 sq mi (282 sq km)
- lake in SW Switzerland, on the French border: 224 sq mi (580 sq km)
A city of southwest Switzerland located on Lake Geneva and bisected by the Rhone River. Originally an ancient Celtic settlement, it was a focal point of the Reformation after the arrival of John Calvin in 1536. Geneva was the headquarters of the League of Nations (1920-1946) and is still the site of many international organizations.x
- At Geneva the mountain was in former days named the Montagne 1Vlaudite, but the present name seems to have been always used locally.
- Leaving the service after the war, he studied jurisprudence at Heidelberg, GÃ¶ttingen and Jena, and in 1819 went for a while to Geneva to complete his studies.
- Geneva has a public library, a city hospital and hygienic institute.
- It is the seat of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and of Hobart College (nonsectarian), which was first planned in 1812, was founded in 1822 (the majority of its incorporators being members of the Protestant Episcopal church) as successor to Geneva Academy, received a full charter as Geneva College in 1825, and was renamed Hobart Free College in 1852 and Hobart College in 1860, in honour of Bishop John Henry Hobart.
- A co-ordinate woman's college, the William Smith school for women, opened in 1908, was endowed in 1906 by William Smith of Geneva, who at the same time provided for a Hall of Science and for further instruction in science, especially in biology and psychology.