The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switserland and is located in the southwestern part of the country. The capital is Lausanne.
The canton stretches from Lake Neuchatel in the north, where it borders the canton of Neuchatel to Lake Geneva in the south, bordering the canton of Geneva, Haute-Savoie (lake border with France) and canton of Valais. On the Jura ranges in the west, the canton borders the French départements of Ain, Jura and Doubs. In the east, it borders canton of Fribourg and canton of Bern.The total area is 3,212 km².
In the north, there is an exclave containing Avenches surrounded by canton of Fribourg and Lake Neuchatel. On the other hand, there are two enclaves of the canton of Fribourg, as well as two enclaves of the canton of Geneva, that are surrounded by the canton of Vaud.
The areas in the southeast are mountainous, part of the Swiss Alps. The Diablerets Glacier, peaking at 3,210m, rests in these mountains, which also host several popular skiing destinations such as Villars, Les Diablerets and Leysin. The central area of the canton, in contrast, constitutes of moraines and is thus hilly. There are plains along the lakes.