Lake Geneva (Lake Léman in French) is the largest freshwater lake in western Europe and the largest body of freshwater in continental Europe. The city of Geneva is situated where the Rhône river exits lake Geneva. The Jet d'Eau, a fountain of water pumped 140m into the air, was originally an occasional pressure release for hydro-power generation on the Rhône river, but people liked it so much that in 1891 the city created a permanent pumped fountain.
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