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25 of the best small cities in the world to live in

House Beautiful (UK) Logo By Lisa Walden of House Beautiful (UK) | Slide 1 of 25: With a population of 140,000, Lausanne won as a result of its global outlook, multilingual population (40 per cent of residents are not nationals), good schools, public transport (it’s the smallest city with a metro in the world), great natural setting and its hosting of key employers, including the International Olympic Committee.A beautiful city on Lake Geneva, it's the perfect place to move to if you want to balance work and play well.

Lausanne, Switzerland

With a population of 140,000, Lausanne won as a result of its global outlook, multilingual population (40 per cent of residents are not nationals), good schools, public transport (it’s the smallest city with a metro in the world), great natural setting and its hosting of key employers, including the International Olympic Committee.

A beautiful city on Lake Geneva, it's the perfect place to move to if you want to balance work and play well.

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