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Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Present-day Geneva has been the site of a township ever since the Palaeolithic period. Celtic peoples fortified the settlement in 500 BC. With the conquest of the Allobroges' homelands by Rome in 120 BC, Geneva became a Roman stronghold. Shortly before 400 AD, Geneva was awarded the status of a bishopric, becoming the seat of the Germanic Burgundian kingdom in 443 AD, until the Franks occupied the territory in 534. Throughout the middle ages, it changed hands constantly, until it gained independence through economic power in the first half of the 16th century.
... More The city’s political, economic and religious life was influenced largely by Jean Calvin’s particular version of the Reformation. During the Enlightenment in the 18th century, Rousseau and Voltaire contributed to Geneva’s intellectual prosperity, and to a humanistic culture that eventually led Henry Dunant to found the Red Cross movement. Always an independent city, Geneva did not join the Swiss Confederation until 1815, nearly 500 years after Bern and Zurich. Geneva was firmly established as an important international city when it became home in 1919 of the League of Nations.
Geneva’s population today is 175,000. The main economy includes the manufacture of precision instruments and watchmaking. It boasts a thriving chemical industry and the headquarters of various international organizations and companies.

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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Es la ciudad más hermosa que conozco. Tiene lo moderno y lo antiguo conviviendo de manera que no chocan. Se es muy feliz allí, trabajando o paseando. El buen trato de la gente y el respeto por todas las personas no lo he visto en otra parte. El orden y la seguridad e digna de elogio y olíticos del mundo ven en ella un ejemplo a iimitar en sus respectivas ciudades
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5/5/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: nice place
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