Montreux

Montreux (UK: /mɒ̃ˈtrɜː/,[3] US: /mɒ̃ˈtr/,[4] French: [mɔ̃tʁø] (listen); Arpitan: Montrolx) is a municipality and a Swiss town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps. It belongs to the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and has a population of approximately 26,433, and about 85,000 in the agglomeration Vevey-Montreux as 2019.

Montreux
Location of Montreux
Montreux
Montreux
Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°55′E
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictRiviera-Pays-d'Enhaut
Government
  ExecutiveMunicipalité
with 7 members
  MayorSyndic (list)
Laurent Wehrli FDP/PRD
(as of February 2014)
  ParliamentConseil communal
with 100 members
Area
  Total33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)
Elevation
(railway station)
396 m (1,299 ft)
Highest elevation
(Naye)
2,021 m (6,631 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Lake Geneva)
374 m (1,227 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
  Total25,984
  Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
1815 Clarens, 1816 Chailly-Montreux, 1817 Brent, 1820 Montreux, 1820 Territet, 1822 Chernex, 1823 Glion, 1824 Caux, 1832 Chamby, 1832 Villard-sur-Chamby, 1833 Les Avants
SFOS number5886
LocalitiesBaugy, Brent, Caux, Chailly-sur-Montreux, Chamby, Chaulin, Chêne, Chernex, Clarens, Collonge, Cornaux, Crin, Fontanivent, Glion, Jor, Le Châtelard, Les Avants, Les Planches, Mont-Fleuri, Pallens, Pertit, Planchamp, Sonzier, Tavel, Territet, Vernex, Villard-sur-Chamby, Vuarennes
Surrounded byVilleneuve, Blonay, Haut-Intyamon, La Tour-de-Peilz, Noville, Veytaux
Twin townsWiesbaden (Germany), Menton (France), Chiba City (Japan)
Websitehttp://www.montreux.ch
Profile (in French),

The centre of the region named Riviera (French: Riviera vaudoise), Montreux is an important tourist destination since the 19th century for its mild climate. The region includes numerous Belle Époque palaces and hotels near the shores of Lake Geneva. Montreux railway station is a stop on the Simplon Railway and is a mountain railway hub.


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