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Switzerland (46.79856 8.23197)
Switzerland lies between latitudes 45° and 48° N, and longitudes 5° and 11° E. It contains three basic topographical areas: the Swiss Alps to the south, the Swiss Plateau or Central Plateau, and the Jura mountains on the west. The Alps are a high mountain range running across the central-south of the country, constituting about 60% of the country's total area. The majority of the Swiss population live in the Swiss Plateau. Among the high valleys of the Swiss Alps many glaciers are found, totalling an area of 1,063 square kilometres (410 sq mi). From these originate the headwaters of several major rivers, such as the Rhine, Inn, Ticino and Rhône, which flow in the four cardinal directions into the whole of Europe. The hydrographic network includes several of the largest bodies of freshwater in Central and Western Europe, among which are included Lake Geneva (also called le Lac Léman in French), Lake Constance (known as Bodensee in German) and Lake Maggiore. Switzerland has more than 1500 lakes, and contains 6% of Europe's stock of fresh water. Lakes and glaciers cover about 6% of the national territory. The largest lake is Lake Geneva, in western Switzerland shared with France. The Rhône is both the main source and outflow of Lake Geneva. Lake Constance is the second largest Swiss lake and, like the Lake Geneva, an intermediate step by the Rhine at the border to Austria and Germany. While the Rhône flows into the Mediterranean Sea at the French Camargue region and the Rhine flows into the North Sea at Rotterdam in the Netherlands, about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) apart, both springs are only about 22 kilometres (14 miles) apart from each other in the Swiss Alps.
Lauterbrunnen, Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli, Verwaltungsregion Oberland, Bern, Switzerland (46.59390 7.90780)
Coordinates: 46.47715 7.80617 46.62932 8.00700 - Minimum elevation: 1,830 ft - Maximum elevation: 13,583 ft - Average elevation: 7,208 ft
Stand, Erlenbach im Simmental, Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental, Verwaltungsregion Oberland, Bern, 3762, Switzerland (46.68227 7.51541)
Coordinates: 46.68222 7.51536 46.68232 7.51546 - Minimum elevation: 2,237 ft - Maximum elevation: 7,113 ft - Average elevation: 4,380 ft
Kandersteg, Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental, Verwaltungsregion Oberland, Bern, 3718, Switzerland (46.49759 7.67566)
Coordinates: 46.41141 7.58323 46.52014 7.84341 - Minimum elevation: 2,631 ft - Maximum elevation: 12,763 ft - Average elevation: 7,014 ft
Eiger, Lauterbrunnen, Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli, Verwaltungsregion Oberland, Bern, 3801, Switzerland (46.57757 8.00527)
Coordinates: 46.57752 8.00522 46.57762 8.00532 - Minimum elevation: 4,140 ft - Maximum elevation: 13,390 ft - Average elevation: 8,540 ft