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Saint-Florent, 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. SAINT-FLORENT (Corsican : San Fiurenzu, Italian : San Fiorenzo) is a commune in Haute-Corse department of France
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on the island of Corsica
Corsica
. Originally a fishing port located in the gulf of the same name, nowadays pleasure boats have largely taken the place of fishing vessels. Today, it is a popular summer vacation spot for many tourists because of its proximity to the Patrimonio vineyards and the Saleccia beach. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Population * 3 Climate * 4 Sights * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYSaint-Florent was created by the Genoese in the 16th century as a base to carry out repressive operations against the Corsican patriots in the surrounding villages. France
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later used it to disembark hordes of mercenaries and colonists during August 1764 in order to subject the independent Corsican people. After the defeat at Ponte Novu Bridge, the army of Pasquale Paoli , sometimes called "the Father of Corsica", helped by the fleet of Horatio Nelson
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, reconquered Saint-Florent in 1794 during the brief Anglo-Corsican rule
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Communes 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 collectivities _Sui generis_ collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island The COMMUNE (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a level of administrative division in the French Republic . French communes are roughly equivalent to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States or _ Gemeinden _ in Germany. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and have received significant powers of governance to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France. A French commune may be a city of 2.2 million inhabitants like Paris , a town of 10,000 people, or just a 10-person hamlet . Communes typically are based on pre-existing villages and facilitate local governance
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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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France
FRANCE (locally ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (_République française_ ), is a country with territory status in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories . The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean . The republic also includes French Guiana on the South American continent and several islands in the Atlantic , Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris , the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille , Lyon , Lille , Nice , Toulouse and Bordeaux . During the Iron Age , what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls , a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome , which held Gaul until 486, when the Germanic Franks conquered the region and formed the Kingdom of France
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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
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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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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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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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Arrondissements 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 collectivities _Sui generis_ collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island An _ARRONDISSEMENT_ (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a level of administrative division in France . As of 2016 , the 101 French departments were divided into 334 arrondissements (including 12 overseas). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture . When an arrondissement contains the prefecture (capital) of the department, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture. Arrondissements are further divided into cantons and communes . The term arrondissement can be roughly translated into English as DISTRICT. A more etymologically precise, but less allegorical, definition would be ENCIRCLEMENTS, from the French _arrondir,_ to encircle. Because no single translation adequately conveys the layered sense of the word, the French term is usually used in English writing
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Arrondissement Of Calvi
The ARRONDISSEMENT OF CALVI is an arrondissement of France
France
in the Haute-Corse department in the territorial collectivity of Corsica
Corsica
. It was expanded in 2010 with the two cantons of Le Haut-Nebbio and La Conca-d'Oro from the arrondissement of Bastia . It has 51 communes . CONTENTS* 1 Composition * 1.1 Cantons * 1.2 Communes * 2 Sub-prefects * 3 References * 4 External links COMPOSITIONCANTONSThe cantons of the arrondissement of Calvi are: * Biguglia-Nebbio (partly) * Calvi * Cap Corse (partly) * Golo-Morosaglia (partly) * L\'Île-Rousse COMMUNESThe communes of the arrondissement of Calvi, and their INSEE codes , are: 1. Algajola
Algajola
(2B010) 2. Aregno (2B020) 3. Avapessa (2B025) 4. Barbaggio (2B029) 5. Belgodère (2B034) 6. Calenzana (2B049) 7. Calvi (2B050) 8. Cateri (2B084) 9. Corbara (2B093) 10. Costa (2B097) 11. Farinole (2B109) 12. Feliceto (2B112) 13. Galéria (2B121) 14. L\'Île-Rousse (2B134) 15. Lama (2B136) 16. Lavatoggio (2B138) 17. Lumio (2B150) 18. Manso (2B153) 19. Mausoléo (2B156) 20. Moncale (2B165) 21. Montegrosso (2B167) 22. Monticello (2B168) 23. Murato (2B172) 24. Muro (2B173) 25. Nessa (2B175) 26. Novella (2B180) 27
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Cantons 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 collectivities _Sui generis_ collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island The CANTONS OF FRANCE are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's arrondissements and departments . Apart from their role as organizational units in certain aspects of the administration of public services and justice, the chief purpose of the cantons today is to serve as constituencies for the election of the members of the representative assembly (General Council) in each department. For this reason, such elections are known in France as "cantonal elections". There are currently 4,055 cantons (including 172 overseas) in France. Most of them group together some communes (the lowest administrative division of the French Republic), although larger communes may comprise several cantons, since the cantons are intended to be roughly equal in size of population – unlike the communes, which range in size from more than two million inhabitants (Paris) to just one person ( Rochefourchat )
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Canton Of Biguglia-Nebbio
The CANTON OF BIGUGLIA-NEBBIO is an administrative division of the Haute-Corse department , southeastern France
France
. It was created at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Biguglia . It consists of the following communes: * Barbaggio * Biguglia * Murato * Oletta * Olmeta-di-Tuda
Olmeta-di-Tuda
* Piève * Poggio-d\' Oletta * Rapale * Rutali * Saint-Florent * San-Gavino-di-Tenda * Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda * Sorio * Vallecalle REFERENCES * ^ A B "Décret n° 2014-255 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Corse Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-05-30. * v * t * e Cantons of the Haute-Corse department * Bastia-1 * Bastia-2 * Bastia-3 * Bastia-4 * Biguglia-Nebbio * Borgo * Calvi * Cap Corse * Casinca-Fumalto * Castagniccia * Corte * Fiumorbo-Castello * Ghisonaccia * Golo-Morosaglia * L\'Île-Rousse This Haute-Corse geographical article is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canton_of_Biguglia-Nebbio additional terms may apply
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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