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.
The original city went into decline in the Middle Ages, but began to prosper again after the Genoese built a citadel in 1492 to the south of the earlier settlement. After the Corsican Republic was declared in 1755 the Genoese continued to hold several citadels, including Ajaccio, until the French took control of the island.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as _Ajacciens_ or
_Ajacciennes_. The most famous of these is
Napoleon Bonaparte who was
* 1 Geography
* 1.1 Location * 1.2 Urbanism * 1.3 Climate * 1.4 Heraldry * 1.5 Toponymy
* 2 History
* 2.1 Antiquity
* 2.2 Archaeological evidence
* 2.3 The medieval Genoese period
* 2.4 The attachment to
* 3 Economy
* 3.1 Energy
* 4 Transport
* 4.1 Road access * 4.2 Communal bus services * 4.3 Airport * 4.4 Port * 4.5 Railways
* 5 Administration
* 5.1 Policy * 5.2 Quarters * 5.3 Intercommunality * 5.4 Origins * 5.5 Twinning
* 6 Demography * 7 Health * 8 Education
* 9 Culture and heritage
* 9.1 Civil heritage
* 10 Religious heritage
* 11 Environmental heritage
* 12 Interests
* 13 Films made in
* 19 Notes and references
* 19.1 Notes * 19.2 References
* 20 Bibliography * 21 External links
The Bay *
The lighthouse of the citadel of
_Îles Sanguinaires_ *
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NEIGHBOURING COMMUNES AND TOWNS
Villanova Alata Afa
Mediterranean Sea Mediterranean Sea
Although the commune of
The original urban core, close to the old marshy plain of _Cannes_ was abandoned in favour of the current city which was built near the _Punta della Lechia_. It has undergone various improvements, particularly under Napoleon, who originated the two current major structural arteries (the _Cours Napoleon_ oriented north-south and the _Cours Grandval_ oriented east-west).
The city has a Mediterranean climate which is _Csa_ in the Köppen climate classification . The average annual sunshine is 2726 hours.
There are important local climatic variations, especially with wind
exposure and total precipitation, between the city centre, the
airport, and the _îles Sanguinaires_. The annual average rainfall is
645.6 mm (25.4 in) at the _Campo dell'Oro_ weather station (as per the
chart) and 523.9 mm (20.6 in) at the _Parata_: the third-driest place
in metropolitan France. The heat and dryness of summer are somewhat
tempered by the proximity of the
Mediterranean Sea except when the
sirocco is blowing. In autumn and spring, heavy rain-storm episodes
may occur. Winters are mild and snow is rare.
On 14 September 2009, the city was hit by a tornado with an intensity of F1 on the Fujita scale . There was little damage except torn billboards, flying tiles, overturned cars, and broken windows but no casualties.
Comparison of local Meteorological data with other cities in
NATIONAL AVERAGE 1,973 770 14 22 40
AJACCIO 2,735 616 2 39 3
PARIS 1,661 637 12 18 10
NICE 2,724 767 1 29 1
STRASBOURG 1,693 665 29 29 56
BREST 1,605 1,211 7 12 75
WEATHER DATA FOR AJACCIO
CLIMATE DATA FOR AJACCIO, ALTITUDE 4M, FROM 1981 TO 2010
MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 22.4 (72.3) 25.3 (77.5) 29.6 (85.3) 32.2 (90) 34.6 (94.3) 38.5 (101.3) 40.3 (104.5) 39.5 (103.1) 40.0 (104) 35.0 (95) 29.4 (84.9) 22.7 (72.9) 40.3 (104.5)
AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 13.7 (56.7) 13.9 (57) 15.5 (59.9) 17.9 (64.2) 21.7 (71.1) 25.3 (77.5) 28.4 (83.1) 28.7 (83.7) 25.9 (78.6) 22.5 (72.5) 17.9 (64.2) 14.7 (58.5) 20.5 (68.9)
DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 9.0 (48.2) 9.0 (48.2) 10.6 (51.1) 12.9 (55.2) 16.7 (62.1) 20.1 (68.2) 22.9 (73.2) 23.2 (73.8) 20.5 (68.9) 17.4 (63.3) 13.2 (55.8) 10.1 (50.2) 15.5 (59.9)
AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 4.2 (39.6) 4.1 (39.4) 5.6 (42.1) 7.9 (46.2) 11.6 (52.9) 14.8 (58.6) 17.3 (63.1) 17.6 (63.7) 15.1 (59.2) 12.3 (54.1) 8.4 (47.1) 5.5 (41.9) 10.4 (50.7)
RECORD LOW °C (°F) −7.0 (19.4) −8.1 (17.4) −5.6 (21.9) −1.7 (28.9) 3.0 (37.4) 6.8 (44.2) 9.2 (48.6) 9.1 (48.4) 7.6 (45.7) 1.6 (34.9) −3.2 (26.2) −4.9 (23.2) −8.1 (17.4)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 56.7 (2.232) 45.1 (1.776) 49.1 (1.933) 54.8 (2.157) 44.0 (1.732) 22.1 (0.87) 6.7 (0.264) 19.7 (0.776) 51.5 (2.028) 85.6 (3.37) 103.9 (4.091) 76.4 (3.008) 615.6 (24.236)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 1.0 MM) 6.6 6.6 6.3 7.3 5.4 2.7 1.0 2.1 5.0 7.6 9.0 8.9 68.4
AVERAGE SNOWY DAYS 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 2.2
AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 81 80 80 80 80 78 76 76 78 80 81 82 79.3
MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 137.2 154.9 211.7 224.9 286.8 324.7 369.8 335.1 257.6 200.6 136.5 116.2 2,755.8
Source #1: Meteo
Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)
In 1575, the Senate of Genoa granted to the city of
BLAZON: _Supported by two golden lions, a silver column stands on a green base beneath an azure sky._
Several hypotheses have been advanced as to the etymology of the name
_Ajaccio_ (_Aiacciu_ in Corsican , _Addiazzo_ on old documents). Among
these, the most prestigious suggests that the city was founded by the
Greek legendary hero _Ajax _ and gave the city his name. Other more
realistic explanations are, for example, that the name could be
related to the Tuscan _agghiacciu_ meaning "sheep pens". Another
explanation, supported by
_ Statue of
The city was not mentioned by the Greek geographer
Further excavations conducted recently led to the discovery of
important early Christian remains likely to significantly a
reevaluation upwards of the size of
The earliest certain written record of a settlement at
North of there was a Roman city, Ourchinion. The western coastline
was so distorted, however, that it is impossible to say where Adjacium
was; certainly, he would have known its name and location if he had
had any first-hand knowledge of the island and if in fact it was
there. Ptolemy's Ourchinion is further north than
The population of the city throughout the centuries maintained an
oral tradition that it had originally been Roman .Travellers of the
19th century could point to the Hill of San Giovanni on the northwest
shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio, which still had a cathedral said to have
been the 6th-century seat of the Bishop of
In the 20th century the hill was covered over with buildings and became a part of downtown Ajaccio. In 2005 construction plans for a lot on the hill offered the opportunity to the Institut national de recherches archéologiques preventatives (Inrap) to excavate. They found the baptistry of a 6th-century cathedral and large amounts of pottery dated to the 6th and 7th centuries AD; in other words, an early Christian town. A cemetery had been placed over the old church. In it was a single Roman grave covered over with roof tiles bearing short indecipherable inscriptions. The finds of the previous century had included Roman coins. This is the only evidence so far of a Roman city continuous with the early Christian one.
THE MEDIEVAL GENOESE PERIOD
It has been established that after the 8th century the city, like most other Corsican coastal communities, strongly declined and disappeared almost completely. Nevertheless, a castle and a cathedral were still in place in 1492 which last was not demolished until 1748.
Towards the end of the 15th century, the Genoese were eager to assert their dominance in the south of the island and decided to rebuild the city of Ajaccio. Several sites were considered: the _Pointe de la Parata_ (not chosen because it was too exposed to the wind), the ancient city (finally considered unsafe because of the proximity of the salt ponds), and finally the _Punta della Lechia_ which was finally selected.
Work began on the town on 21 April 1492 south of the Christian village by the Bank of Saint George at Genoa , who sent Cristoforo of Gandini, an architect, to build it. He began with a castle on Capo di Bolo, around which he constructed residences for several hundred people. Genoese Tower.
The new city was essentially a colony of Genoa. The Corsicans were restricted from the city for some years.
Nevertheless, the town grew rapidly and became the administrative capital of the province of _Au Delà Des Monts_ (more or less the current _ Corse-du-Sud _). Bastia remained the capital of the entire island.
Although at first populated exclusively by the Genoese, the city slowly opened to the Corsicans while the Ajaccians, almost to the French conquest, were legally citizens of the Republic of Genoa and were happy to distinguish themselves from the insular _paesani_ who lived mainly in _Borgu_, a suburb outside the city walls (the current _rue Fesch_ was the main street).
THE ATTACHMENT TO FRANCE
Subsequently, the Republic of Genoa was strong enough to keep Corsica until 1755, the year Pasquale Paoli proclaimed the Corsican Republic . Paoli took most of the island for the republic but he was unable to force Genoese troops out of the citadels of Saint-Florent , Calvi , Ajaccio, Bastia and Algajola . Leaving them there, he went on to build the nation, while the Republic of Genoa was left to ponder prospects and solutions. Their ultimate solution was to sell Corsica to France in 1768 and French troops of the Ancien Régime replaced Genoese ones in the citadels, including Ajaccio's.
Napoleon Bonaparte (born as Nabulione Buonaparte) was born at Ajaccio in the same year as the Battle of Ponte Novu , 1769. The Bonapartes at the time had a modest four-story home in town (now a museum known as Maison Bonaparte ) and a rarely used country home in the hills north of the city (now site of the Arboretum des Milelli ). The father of the family, attorney Charles-Marie Buonaparte, was secretary to Pasquale Paoli during the Corsican Republic . Ajaccio, Place De Gaulle - monument Napoléon
After the defeat of Paoli, the Comte de Marbeuf began to meet with
some leading Corsicans to outline the shape of the future and enlist
their assistance. The Comte was among a delegation from
Marbeuf also offered Charles-Marie Buonaparte an appointment for one
of his sons to the Military College of Brienne , but the child had to
be under 10. There is a dispute concerning Napoleon's age because of
this requirement; the emperor is known to have altered the civic
The regiment was in
Auxonne when the revolution broke out in the
summer of 1789.
All officers were recalled from leave in 1792, intervention
threatened and war with Austria (
Marie-Antoinette 's homeland) began.
Paoli was convicted in absentia, a warrant was issued for his arrest
(which could not be served) and
The Bonapartes moved to
The Bonapartes were back in
19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
In the 19th century
The first prison in
Main article: Italian occupation of Corsica Ajaccio: the first French town liberated
On 9 September 1943, the people of
Throughout this period, no Jew was executed or deported from Corsica through the protection afforded by its people and its government. This event now allows Corsica to aspire to the title "righteous among the nations", as no region except for the commune Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in Haute-Loire carries this title. Their case is being investigated as of 2010 .
Since the middle of the 20th century,
The city is, with
Bastia , the economic, commercial and
administrative centre of Corsica. Its urban area of nearly 90,000
inhabitants is spread over a large part of the
Corse-du-Sud , on
either side of the Gulf of
The services sector is by far the main source of employment in the
It is also a shopping centre with the commercial streets of the city centre and the areas of peripheral activities such as that of _Mezzavia_ (hypermarket _Géant Casino_) and along the ring road (hypermarket Carrefour and E. Leclerc).
Tourism is one of the most vital aspects of the economy, split between the seaside tourism of summer, cultural tourism, and fishing. A number of hotels, varying from one star to five star, are present across the commune.
Secondary industry is underdeveloped, apart from the aeronautical
Corsica Aerospace Composites CCA_, the largest company on the
island with 135 employees at two sites. The storage sites of GDF Suez
(formerly Gaz de
The _Centrale EDF du Vazzio_, a heavy oil power station, provides the south of the island with electricity. The Gravona Canal delivers water for consumption by the city.
Rue du Cardinal Fesch
By road, the city is accessible from National Route NR194 from Bastia and NR193 via NR196 from Bonifacio .
These two main axes, as well as the roads leading to suburban
Along with the high urban density , this explains the major traffic and parking problems especially during peak hours and during the summer tourist season. A bypass through several neighbourhoods is nearing completion.
COMMUNAL BUS SERVICES
The _Transports en commun d'Ajaccio_ (TCA) provide services on 21 urban routes, one "city" route for local links and 20 suburban lines. The frequency varies according to demand with intervals of 30 minutes for the most important routes:
A park and ride with 300 spaces was built at _Mezzana_ in the neighbouring commune of Sarrola-Carcopino in order to promote intermodality between cars and public transport. It was inaugurated on 12 July 2010.
In addition, the municipality has introduced a Tramway between
Mezzana station in the suburbs and
The city is served by an
The airline CCM Airlines also has its head office on the grounds of the Airport .
View of the Port
The port of
The Port function of the city is also served by the commercial, pleasure craft, and artisanal fisheries (3 ports).
The railway station in
There are two optional stops:
* _Salines Halt_ north of the city in the district of the same name * _Campo dell'Oro Halt_ near the airport
* Capital of the district of the department of Corsica in 1790 to 1793 * Capital of the _department of Liamone _ from 1793 to 1811 * Capital of the _department of Corsica_ from 1811 to 1975 * Capital of the region and the _collectivité territoriale de Corse_ since 1970 and the department of Corse-du-Sud since 1976
LIST OF SUCCESSIVE MAYORS OF AJACCIO
MAYORS FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO 1935
FROM TO NAME PARTY POSITION
1790 1790 Jean Jèrome Levie
1791 1796 Vincenté Guitera
1796 1796 Lodovico Ornano
1798 1798 François Marie Levie
1798 1798 Thomas Tavera
1798 1798 Antoine Tagliafico
1799 1800 J. B. Pozzo di Borgo
1800 1801 Jean Jèrome Levie
1801 1805 Pierre Stephanopoli
1805 1815 François Levie
1815 1815 Jean Noël Martinenghi
1815 1816 François Levie
1816 1817 Georges Stephanopoli
1817 1819 Adorno de Baciocchi
1819 1822 J. B. Colonna de Bozzi
1822 1826 J. B. Spotorno
1826 1832 Constantin Stephanopoli
1832 1837 Cunéo d'Ornano
1837 1848 Paul François Peraldi
1848 1848 Bernardin Poli
1848 1855 Laurent Zevaco
1855 1860 Antoine Decosmi
1860 1867 François Xavier Braccini
1867 1870 Louis Nyer
1870 1870 Joseph Fil
1870 1871 Nicolas Peraldi
1871 1871 Joseph Fil
1871 1873 Nicolas Peraldi
1873 1876 F. X. Forcioli Conti
1876 1877 Nicolas Peraldi
1877 1877 Joseph Fil
1877 1884 Nicolas Peraldi Republicain
1884 1893 Joseph Pugliesi CCB
1893 1896 Pierre Petreto CCB
1896 1900 Joseph Pugliesi CCB
1900 1904 Pierre Bodoy CCB
1904 1919 Dominique Pugliesi Conti CCB
1919 1925 Jérôme Peri Radical
1925 1931 Dominique Paoli CCB
1931 1931 Joseph Marie François Spoturno
1931 1934 François Coty CCB
1934 1935 Hyacinthe Campiglia CCB
MAYORS FROM 1935
FROM TO NAME PARTY POSITION
1935 1943 Dominique Paoli CCB
1943 1945 Eugène Macchini CCB
1945 1947 Arthur Giovoni PCF
1947 1949 Nicéphore Stephanopoli de Commene CCB
1949 1953 Antoine Serafini CCB
1953 1959 François Maglioli CCB
1959 1964 Antoine Serafini CCB
1964 1975 Pascal Rossini CCB
1975 1994 Charles Napoléon Ornano CCB
1994 2001 Marc Marcangeli CCB Doctor
2001 2014 Simon Renucci CSD Doctor
2014 2014 Laurent Marcangeli
2014 2015 _vacant_
(Not all data is known)
10 Quarters are recognized by the municipality.
* _Cannes-Binda_: a popular area north of the city, consisting of Housing estates , classed as a Sensitive urban zone (ZUS) with Les Salines, subject to a policy of urban renewal * _Centre Ville_: The tourist heart of the city consisting of shopping streets and major thoroughfares * _Casone_: a bourgeois neighbourhood with an affluent population located in the former winter resort on the heights of the southern city. * _Jardins del'Empereur_: a city classified as a Sensitive urban zone (ZUS) on the heights of the city, consisting of Housing estates overlooking the city * _Mezzavia_: northern quarter of the town with several subdivisions and areas of business and economic activities * _Octroi-Sainte Lucie_: constitutes the northern part of the city centre near the port and the railway station * _Pietralba_: popular quarter northeast of the city, classified ZUS * _Résidence des Îles_: quarter to the south of the city near the tourist route of _Sanguinaires_ in a quality environment * _Saint-Jean_: collection of buildings for a population with low incomes, close to the historic urban core of the city, classified as a Sensitive urban zone (ZUS) * _Saline_: popular quarter north of the city, consisting of large apartment blocks, classed as a Sensitive urban zone (ZUS) with _Les Cannes_, subject to a policy of urban renewal * _Vazzio_: quarter northeast of the city, near the airport , the EDF Central, and the Francois Coty stadium .
Since December 2001,
The geopolitical arrangements of the commune are slightly different
from those typical of
Each canton contains a certain number of quartiers, "quarters".
Cantons 1, 2, 3, 4 are located along the Gulf of
The arrondissement contains other cantons that extend generally up the two rivers into central Corsica.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in
The demographic development of
In 2010, the commune had 65,542 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year. POPULATION CHANGE (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 6,570 7,203 7,401 8,920 9,003 9,834 11,541 11,944
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
11,049 14,089 14,558 16,545 17,050 18,005 17,576 20,197 20,561
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
21,779 22,264 19,227 22,614 23,392 23,917 37,146 31,434 32,997
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2008
33,642 43,438 49,065 54,089 58,315 52,880 63,723 64,432 65,153
2009 2010 - - - - - - -
64,306 65,542 - - - - - - -
Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)
POPULATION OF AJACCIO
* the _Misericordia Hospital_, built in 1950, is located on the heights of the city centre. This is the main medical facility in the region. * The Annex Eugenie. * the Psychiatric Hospital of _Castelluccio_ is 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of the city centre and is also home of cancer services and long-stay patients.
The city of
* 18 nursery schools (16 public and 2 private) * 17 primary schools (15 public and 2 private)
* 6 colleges
* 5 Public Schools:
* Collège Arthur-Giovoni * Collège des Padule * Collège Laetitia Bonaparte * Collège Fesch * EREA
* 1 Private School: Institution Saint Paul
* 3 sixth-form colleges/senior high schools
* 2 public schools:
* Lycée Laetitia Bonaparte * Lycée Fesch
* 1 private: Institution Saint Paul
* 2 LEP (vocational high schools)
* Lycée Finosello * Lycée Jules Antonini
Higher education is undeveloped except for a few BTS and IFSI, the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli is located in Corte . A research facility of INRA is also located on Ajaccio.
CULTURE AND HERITAGE
The Bonaparte House
The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:
* The MONUMENT TO GENERAL ABBATUCCI in the Place Abbatucci (1854)_ * The MONUMENT TO NAPOLEON I in the Place d'Austerlitz (20th century) * The BACIOCCHI FAMILY MANSION at 9 Rue Bonaparte (18th century) * The FESCH PALACE at 48 bis Rue Cardinal-Fesch (1827) * The MONUMENT TO THE FIRST CONSUL in the Place Foch (1850) * The PERALDI HOUSE at 18 Rue Forcioli-Conti (1820) * The GRAND HOTEL at Cours Grandval (1869) * The old CHâTEAU CONTI at Cours Grandval (19th century) * The MONUMENT TO NAPOLEON AND HIS BROTHERS in the Place du General de Gaulle (1864) * The MONUMENT TO CARDINAL FESCH at the Cour du Musée Fesch (1856)
* The old ALBAN FACTORY at 89 Cours
Other sites of interest
* The MONUMENT IN THE PLACE DU CASONE
* The OLD TOWN and the BORGU are typically Mediterranean with their
narrow streets and picturesque buildings
* The PLACE BONAPARTE, a quarter frequented chiefly by winter
visitors attracted by the mild climate of the town.
* The MUSéE FESCH houses a large collection of Italian Renaissance
* The BANDERA MUSEUM, a History Museum of Mediterranean Corsica
* The MUNICIPAL LIBRARY has many early printed books of the 15th and
* The area known as "for foreigners" has a number of old palaces,
villas, and buildings once built for the wintering British in the
Belle Époque such as the
Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-l\'Assomption
The town is the seat of a bishopric dating at least from the 7th
century. It has tribunals of first instance and of commerce, training
colleges, a communal college, a museum and a library; the three latter
are established in the Palais Fesch, founded by
Cardinal Fesch , who
was born at
The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:
* The former EPISCOPAL PALACE at 24 Rue Bonaparte (1622)_
* The ORATORY OF SAINT ROCH at Rue Cardinal-Fesch (1599)
* The CHAPEL OF SAINT ERASME OR SANT\'ERASMU at 22 Rue
Forcioli-Conti (17th century)
* The ORATORY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST at Rue du Roi-de-Dome (1565)
* The CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA at Rue Saint-Charles (1582)
Church of Saint-Roch, on the Cours Napoléon_ Other religious sites of interest
* The CHURCH OF SAINT ROCH, Neoclassical architecture by Ajaccien project architect Barthélémy Maglioli (1885)
* SANGUINAIRES ARCHIPELAGO:
* The ROUTE DES SANGUINAIRES runs along the southern coast of the
city after the Saint François Beach. It is lined with villas and
coves and beaches. Along the road is the
The Saint François Beach *
The _iles sanguinaires_ and views of la Parata from the _sentier des crêtes_ *
Along the _sentier des crêtes_: Skull Rock
* The SENTIER DES CRêTES (Crest Trail) starts from the city centre and is an easy hike offering splendid views of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The shores of the Gulf are dotted with a multitude of small coves and beaches ideal for swimming and scuba diving. * Many small paths traversing the maquis (high ground covered in thick vegetation) in the commune from which the Maquis resistance network was named.
* The city has two marinas and a casino . * The main activities are concentrated in the city centre on the _Route des Sanguinaires_ (cinemas, bars, clubs etc.).
FILMS MADE IN AJACCIO
* NAPOLéON , one of the last successful French silent films by Abel Gance in 1927. * LES RADONNEURS, a French film directed by Philippe Harel in 1997. * LES SANGUINAIRES, a film by Laurent Cantet in 1998. * THE AMAZING RACE , an American TV series by Elise Doganieri and Bert Van Munster in 2001 (season 6 episode 9). * L\\'ENQUêTE CORSE , directed by Alain Berberian in 2004. * TROIS PETITES FILLES, a French film directed by Jean-Loup Hubert in 2004. * JOUEUSE (Queen To Play), a French film directed by Caroline Bottaro in 2009.
There are various sports facilities developed throughout the city.
AC Ajaccio is a French
Ligue 2 football club who play at the Stade
François Coty (13,500 seats) in the north-east of the city
* Gazélec Football Club
NOTABLE PEOPLE LINKED TO THE COMMUNE
Early city map *
Napoleon's birth house
* Corsica portal
NOTES AND REFERENCES
* ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine ., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
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