The Jet d Eau, or water jet is a big fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the most famous monuments of the city, being offered in the city’s official tourism website and the official logo of Geneva host the 2008 UEFA Cup. It is also one of the world’s largest sources. Located on Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone, is visible throughout the city and the air, even when flying over Geneva at an altitude of 10 km (33,000 feet).
Five hundred liters (132 gallons) of water per second are ejected at an altitude of 140 meters (459 feet) by two pumps of 500 kW, operating at 2400 V, consuming more than one megawatt of electricity. The water leaves the nozzle at a speed of 200 km / h (124 mph). When operating at any given time, there are about 7000 liters (1849 gallons) of water in the air. unsuspecting visitors to the source, which can be reached by a stone dock on the left bank of the lake may be astonished to be inundated with small changes in wind direction.
Jet d’Eau, Geneva GPS coordinates: 46° 12′ 26″ N, 6° 9′ 22″ E
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