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Haute-Corse
HAUTE-CORSE (French pronunciation: ​ ; Corsican : _Corsica suprana_) (English: UPPER CORSICA) is a department of France consisting of the northern part of the island of Corsica . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Culture and politics * 4.1 General Council * 5 Tourism * 6 See also * 7 External links HISTORYThe department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica was divided into Upper Corsica (_Haute-Corse_) and South Corsica (_ Corse-du-Sud _). The department corresponds exactly to the former department of Golo, which existed between 1793 and 1811. Map of Haute-Corse GEOGRAPHYThe department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud. DEMOGRAPHICSThe people living in this subregion are called "Northerners" (_Supranacci_). CULTURE AND POLITICSThe Corsicans are a fiercely independent people. However, a 6 July 2003 referendum on increased autonomy was voted down by a very thin majority: 50.98 percent against to 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy , who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization policies. GENERAL COUNCILThe President of the General Council is Paul Giacobbi , who has held the office since 1998
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Talk
TALK may refer to: * Conversation , interactive communication between two or more people * Speech , the production of a spoken language * Interaction , face to face conversations * Compulsive talking , beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking * Communication , the encoding and decoding of exchanged messages between peopleCONTENTS * 1 Software * 2 Books * 3 Film and TV * 4 Music * 4.1 Albums * 4.2 Songs SOFTWARE * Google Talk , a Windows- and web-based instant messaging program * talk (software) , a Unix messaging program * AppleTalk , an early networking protocol designed by Apple for their Macintosh computersBOOKS * _Talk_ (play) , a play by Carl Hancock Rux * _Talk_ (magazine) , an American magazineFILM AND TV * _Talk_ (film) , a 1994 Australian film * Talk show , a broadcast program format * Talk radio , a radio formatMUSIC * Talk Talk , a British rock group active from 1981 to 1991ALBUMS * _Talk_ (Yes album) , 1994 * _Talk_ (Paul Kelly album) , 1981SONGS * "Talk" (Coldplay song) * "Talk" (DJ Snake song) * "Talk", by Kreesha Turner on the album _Passion _ * "Talk", by Tracy Bonham on the album _ The Liverpool Sessions _ * "Talk", by M.I.A
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Departments Of France
(incl. overseas regions ) Departments (incl. overseas departments ) Arrondissements
Arrondissements
Cantons Intercommunality Métropole Communauté urbaine Communauté d\'agglomération Communauté de communes Communes Associated communes Municipal arrondissements Others in Overseas France Overseas collectivities
Overseas collectivities
Sui generis collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island In the administrative divisions of France , the DEPARTMENT (French : département, pronounced ) is one of the three levels of government below the national level ("territorial collectivities "), between the administrative regions and the commune . There are 97 departments in metropolitan France , and 5 overseas departments , which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements , themselves divided into cantons ; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections. Each department is administered by an elected body called a departmental council (conseil départemental (sing.), conseils départementaux (plur.)). From 1800 to April 2015, they were called general councils (conseil général (sing.), conseils généraux (plur.)). Each council has a president
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Regions Of France
(incl. overseas regions ) Departments (incl. overseas departments ) Arrondissements Cantons Intercommunality Métropole Communauté urbaine Communauté d\'agglomération Communauté de communes Communes Associated communes Municipal arrondissements Others in Overseas France
Overseas France
Overseas collectivities _Sui generis_ collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island France
France
is divided into 18 administrative REGIONS (French : _région_, ), including 13 metropolitan regions and 5 overseas regions . The 13 metropolitan regions (including 12 mainland regions and Corsica) are each further subdivided into 2 to 13 departments , while the overseas regions consist of only one department each and hence are also referred to as "overseas departments". The current legal concept of _region_ was adopted in 1982, and in 2016 what had been 27 regions was reduced to 18
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Corsica
CORSICA (/ˈkɔːrsɪkə/ ; French: _Corse_ ; Corsican and Italian : _Corsica_ ) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 18 regions of France . It is located west of the Italian Peninsula , southeast of the French mainland , and north of the Italian island of Sardinia . A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of the island. While being part of France, Corsica is also designated as a territorial collectivity (_collectivité territoriale_) by law. As a territorial collectivity, Corsica enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other French regions; for example, the Corsican Assembly is able to exercise limited executive powers. The island formed a single department until it was split in 1975 into two departments: Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica), with its regional capital in Ajaccio , the prefecture city of Corse-du-Sud. Bastia , the prefecture city of Haute-Corse, is the second-largest settlement in Corsica. After being ruled by the Republic of Genoa since 1284, Corsica was briefly an independent Corsican Republic from 1755 until it was conquered by France in 1769. Due to Corsica's historical ties with the Italian peninsula, the island retains to this day many elements of the culture of Italy
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Prefectures In France
A PREFECTURE (French : _PRéFECTURE_) in France
France
may refer to: * the _Chef-lieu de département_, the town in which the administration of a department is located; * the _Chef-lieu de région_, the town in which the administration of a region is located; * the jurisdiction of a prefecture; * the official residence or headquarters of a prefect .CONTENTS * 1 Role of prefecture in departments * 2 Paris
Paris
* 3 Divisions of departments * 4 See also ROLE OF PREFECTURE IN DEPARTMENTSThere are 101 prefectures in France, one for each department. The official in charge is the prefect (French : _préfet_). The prefecture is an administration that belongs to the Ministry of the Interior , and is therefore in charge of the delivery of identity cards, driving licenses, passports, residency and work permits for foreigners, vehicle registration, registration of associations (creation, status modification, dissolution), and of the management of the police and firefighters . The prefect represents the national government at the local level and as such exercises the powers that are constitutionally attributed to the national government. The prefect issues ordinances written for the application of local law: to close a building that does not conform to safety codes, or modify vehicular traffic regulations (speed limit, construction permits)
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Bastia
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. BASTIA (Corsican : Bastìa) (French pronunciation: ​ , Corsican and Italian pronunciation: ) is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse . It also has the second-highest population of any commune on the island after Ajaccio and is the capital of the Bagnaja region and of the department. Bastia is the principal port of the island and its principal commercial town and is especially famous for its wines. Approximately 10% of the population are immigrants. The unemployment rate in the commune has persistently been one of the highest in France, standing at over 20% in 2004. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastiais or Bastiaises. The commune has been awarded THREE FLOWERS by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom
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Subprefectures In France
In France, a SUBPREFECTURE (French : _sous-préfecture_) is the administrative center of a departmental arrondissement that does not contain the prefecture for its department . The term also applies to the building that houses the administrative headquarters for an arrondissement. The civil servant in charge of a subprefecture is the subprefect, assisted by a general secretary . Between May 1982 and February 1988, subprefects were known instead by the title _commissaire adjoint de la République_. Where the administration of an arrondissement is carried out from a prefecture, the general secretary to the prefect carries out duties equivalent to those of the subprefect. The municipal arrondissements of Paris, Lyon , and Marseille ) are divisions of the city (or commune ) rather than the prefecture, and so are not arrondissements in the same sense. SEE ALSO * List of subprefectures of France * List of arrondissements of France _ Wikimedia Commons has media related to SUBPREFECTURES IN FRANCE _. * v * t * e French terms for country subdivisions * arrondissement * département * préfecture * subprefectures Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Subprefectures_in_France additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Calvi, Haute-Corse
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. CALVI (French: ) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France
France
on the island of Corsica
Corsica
. It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio . Calvi is also the capital of the Arrondissement of Calvi, which contains, besides the Canton of Calvi, three other cantons: L\'Île-Rousse , Belgodère , and Calenzana
Calenzana
. The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment
2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment
(2ème REP) of the French Foreign Legion is based in the citadel of Calvi. According to legend, Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
supposedly came from Calvi, which at the time was part of the Genoese Empire . Because the often subversive elements of the island gave its inhabitants a bad reputation, he would have been expected to mask his exact birthplace
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Corte, Haute-Corse
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. CORTE (French: ; Italian pronunciation: , Corsican Corti) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France
France
on the island of Corsica
Corsica
. It is the fourth-largest commune in Corsica
Corsica
(after Ajaccio
Ajaccio
, Bastia
Bastia
, and Porto-Vecchio ). CONTENTS * 1 Administration * 2 History * 3 Population * 4 Sights * 5 Transport * 6 Climate * 7 Education * 8 Personalities * 9 Gallery * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links ADMINISTRATIONCorte is a subprefecture of the Haute-Corse department. HISTORYCorte was the capital of the Corsican independent state during the period of Pasquale Paoli
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President Of The General Council
In France
France
, the PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL (French : _Président du Conseil départemental_) is the locally-elected head of the Departmental Council , the assembly governing a departments in France. The position is elected by the departmental councilors from among their number. If there is a tie, the senior councilor is elected. The President of the Departmental Council wields police powers. Responsibilities include: * Chairing the departmental authorities * Preparing and implementing the council's decisions * Collecting and spending monies * Representing the département in legal casesCONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Women Presidents * 2 Overseas territories * 3 List of the Presidents of the Departmental councils * 4 Notes and references * 5 External links HISTORYIn 1871, a law was enacted that gave each canton (subdivision of a department) representation of a councillor (_Conseiller général_). As a result of the decentralization of government the election criteria were redefined in 1982 and the President of the Departmental Council took over executive powers from the centrally-appointed prefect
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List Of French Departments By Population
This table lists the 101 French departments in descending order of population, area and population density. CONTENTS * 1 Data Description * 2 Evolution * 3 List of departments by descending population * 4 References DATA DESCRIPTIONThe figures include: * population without double counting for 1999; * _municipal population_ (legal population in 2008, with effect from 1 January 2011) published in decree No. 2010-1723 of 30 December 2010 as amended by Decree No. 2011-343 of 28 March 2011 which corresponds to data compiled as at 1 January 2008. * _municipal population_ (legal population in 2013 with effect from 1 January 2016) The total population takes into account double counting. EVOLUTIONBetween 1999 and 2006 all French departments have grown in population with the exception of the following seven departments: Allier and Cantal in Auvergne , Creuse in Limousin , Ardennes and Haute-Marne in Champagne-Ardenne , Nièvre in Burgundy
Burgundy
, and Vosges in Lorraine . In contrast the seven departments that have gained the most population in absolute value are Haute-Garonne, Gironde, Bouches-du-Rhône, Seine-Saint-Denis, Loire-Atlantique, Hauts-de Seine, and Hérault
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Timezones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (for example Newfoundland Standard Timeis UTC−03:30, NepalStandard Timeis UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Timeis UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones . This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect
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Central European Time
TIME IN AFRICA UTC−01:00 Cape Verde Time UTC±00:00 Greenwich Mean Time UTC±00:00 UTC+01:00 Greenwich Mean Time Greenwich Mean Time +1 UTC+01:00 West Africa Time / Central European Time UTC+01:00 UTC+02:00 West Africa Time West Africa Summer Time UTC+02:00 Central Africa Time / South African Standard Time / Eastern European Time UTC+03:00 East Africa Time UTC+04:00 Mauritius Time / Seychelles Time Light colors indicate where standard time is observed all year; dark colors indicate where daylight savings is observed. NOTE: The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland. CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time offset from UTC can be written as +01:00 . The same standard time, UTC+01:00 , is also known as MIDDLE EUROPEAN TIME (MET, German: MEZ) and under other names like BERLIN TIME, ROMANCE STANDARD TIME (RST), PARIS TIME or ROME TIME. The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones
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UTC+1
UTC+01:00 is a time offset that adds 1 hour to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time is used in: * Central European Time * West Africa Time * Western European Summer Time
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