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Montreux (UK: //, US: //, French: [mɔ̃tʁø] ⓘ; Arpitan: Montrolx) is a Swiss municipality and 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, with about 85,000 in the agglomeration Vevey-Montreux as 2019.
|• Executive||Municipalité |
with 7 members
|• Mayor||Syndic (list)|
Olivier Gfelller SPS/PSS
|• Parliament||Conseil communal |
with 100 members
|• Total||33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)|
|396 m (1,299 ft)|
|2,021 m (6,631 ft)|
|374 m (1,227 ft)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
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
|Localities||Baugy, 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 by||Villeneuve, Blonay, Haut-Intyamon, La Tour-de-Peilz, Noville, Veytaux|
|Twin towns||Wiesbaden (Germany), Menton (France), Chiba City (Japan)|
Profile (in French),
Located in the centre of a region named Riviera (French: Riviera vaudoise), Montreux has been an important tourist destination since the 19th century due to 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.