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CORSE-DU-SUD (French pronunciation: ​ ; Corsican : Corsica
Corsica
suttana) (English: SOUTH CORSICA) is a department of France
France
consisting of the southern part of the island of Corsica
Corsica
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics

* 4 Culture and politics

* 4.1 Departemental Council

* 5 Tourism * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

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
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
Corse-du-Sud

GEOGRAPHY

The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the north by the department of Haute-Corse
Haute-Corse
.

The entire island of Corsica
Corsica
is mountainous with many beautiful beaches.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The people living in this subregion are called "Southerners" (Suttanacci).

CULTURE AND POLITICS

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
Nicolas Sarkozy
, who had hoped to use Corsica
Corsica
as the first step in his decentralization programme.

DEPARTEMENTAL COUNCIL

The President of the Departemental Council is Pierre-Jean Luciani, who has held the office since 2015.

PARTY SEATS

Union for a Popular Movement
Union for a Popular Movement
11

Miscellaneous Left 4

• Miscellaneous Right 4

Left Radical Party 2

Party of the Corsican Nation 1

TOURISM

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
Aiguilles de Bavella
, some naked, needle-like rocks.

*

Napoleon
Napoleon
's birth house in Ajaccio
Ajaccio
*

Bonifacio citadel *

Sartène
Sartène
*

Stone bridge near Ota *

Calanques
Calanques
of Piana
Piana

SEE ALSO

* Corsica
Corsica
portal

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