Léman department

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The Léman department, in the middle
Map showing the creation of the canton of Geneva from the Léman department

Léman is a former French department with the capital Geneva .

It was built in 1798 from the following areas:

Since 1800 the department was divided into three arrondissements:

  • Geneva
  • Bonneville,
  • Thonon.

Geneva regained its independence on December 31, 1813, since May 19, 1815 (enlarged by six municipalities in the Pays de Gex region) as a member of the Confederation .