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Corse-du-Sud
Corse-du-Sud
(French pronunciation: ​[kɔʁs.dy.syd]; Corsican: Corsica
Corsica
suttana) (English: South Corsica) is a department of France consisting of the southern part of the island of Corsica. The two Corsican departmental councils merged on 1 January 2018 with the single collectivity of Corsica, with territorial elections coinciding with the dissolution of the separate councils.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Culture and politics 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica
Corsica
was divided into Haute-Corse
Haute-Corse
and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries correspond to the former department of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811. The department hit the head-lines at the end of the twentieth century with the assassination at Ajaccio
Ajaccio
of the prefect Claude Érignac on 6 February 1998.

Map of Corse-du-Sud

Geography[edit] The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the north by the department of Haute-Corse. The entire island of Corsica
Corsica
is mountainous with many beautiful beaches. Demographics[edit] The people living in this subregion are called "Southerners" (Suttanacci). Culture and politics[edit] 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
Corsica
as the first step in his decentralization programme. Tourism[edit] South Corsica
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.

Napoleon's birth house in Ajaccio

Bonifacio citadel

Sartène

Stone bridge near Ota

Calanques
Calanques
of Piana

See also[edit]

Corsica
Corsica
portal

Cantons of the Corse-du-Sud
Corse-du-Sud
department Communes of the Corse-du-Sud
Corse-du-Sud
department Arrondissements of the Corse-du-Sud
Corse-du-Sud
department

References[edit]

^ Morgane Rubetti (1 December 2017). "Corse : cinq questions pour comprendre les élections territoriales". Le Figaro. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

(in French) General Council website (in English) Corse-du-Sud
Corse-du-Sud
at Curlie (based on DMOZ) (in French) University of Corsica
Corsica
website

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 146131224 LCCN: n81075890 GND: 4673047-3 SUDOC: 02637370X BNF:

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