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Geneva was a city in Switzerland located close to the French border. (AUDIO: Death in Geneva)

It was perhaps best known for being home to UNIT Central Control (TV: Spearhead from Space, et. al.) and was a known location of UNIT HQ. (AUDIO: Death in Geneva) During the Brigadier's tenure with UNIT he consulted frequently by phone with Geneva. (TV: Spearhead from Space)


Geneva was home to UNIT Central Control, (TV: Spearhead from Space, et. al.) Space Command HQ, (TV: The Tenth Planet) as well as CERN headquarters. (AUDIO: Lost Souls)

Landmarks in Geneva included the Palace of Nations. The city also contained the University of Geneva. (AUDIO: Death in Geneva)


In the 16th century, Geneva was considered a free Protestant city. The Sixth Doctor suggested William Leaf and George Crow move there while the Catholic Queen Mary I ruled England. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

On 10 September 2008, CERN first tested their Large Hadron Collider, (TV: Extremis) accidentally opening a portal to another reality, and letting neutron eaters loose. Jack Harkness and his Torchwood Three team contained the threat. (AUDIO: Lost Souls)

In 2009, after the Master turned humanity into the "Master Race", he consulted with a UNIT officer in Geneva. (TV: The End of Time)

At some point in the 2010s, Colonel Vikram Shindi and Doctor Elizabeth Klein were stationed in Geneva as UNIT faced a Silurian invasion of Great Britain. (AUDIO: United)

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During the Year That Never Was, which incorporated the Toclafane invasion, the population of Geneva was massacred. (TV: The Sound of Drums)


The CIA's files on the Torchwood Institute had referrals going back to Geneva and above. (TV: The New World)