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Vaud Economy

The capital city of Vaud-Lausanne is the major city in the canton. There are large numbers of light industries around the capital.
 
Vaud is the second largest producer of wine in Switzerland. White wine is prominent among the wines produced in the canton, and most vineyards are located on the steep shores of Lake Geneva. Agriculture in practiced in the areas away from Lake Geneva. Sugar beet is important around the municipality Orbe, Tobacco comes from the La Broye Valley and fruit is grown on the foot of the Jura Mountains. Cattle breeding and pasture are common in the Alps and the Jura mountains. There is a salt mine at Bex. Lake Geneva is well known for the Tourist resorts surrounding it. Major lakeside resorts include Lausanne, Montreux or Vevey .
 
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