|— Department —|
|• President of the General Council||Jean-Jacques Panunzi (UMP)|
|• Total||4,014 km2 (1,550 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
History[edit | edit source]
The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the corsican department was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries correspond to the former department of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811.
Geography[edit | edit source]
The entire island of Corsica is mountainous with many beautiful beaches.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
The inhabitants of all of Corsica are called Corsicans.
Culture and Politics[edit | edit source]
Corsicans are a fiercely independent people. However, on 6 July 2003 a referendum rejected increased autonomy by a very small majority, with 50.98 percent of those voting being against and 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for the French Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization programme.
General Council[edit | edit source]
The President of the General Council is Jean-Jacques Panunzi, who has held the office since 2006.
|•||Union for a Popular Movement||11|
|Left Radical Party||2|
|style="background-color: Template:Breton Democratic Union/meta/color" |||Party of the Corsican Nation||1|
Tourism[edit | edit source]
South Corsica enjoys the mild and hot climate of Mediterranean Islands, and therefore attracts a lot of tourists. Its gem is the city of Bonifacio, part of which is built upon a huge cliff. But inside mountains are beautiful as well, especially the Aiguilles de Bavella, some naked, needle-like rocks.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Cantons of the Corse-du-Sud department
- Communes of the Corse-du-Sud department
- Arrondissements of the Corse-du-Sud department
[edit | edit source]
- (French) University of Corsica website
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