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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

HISTORY

The 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

GEOGRAPHY

The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The people living in this subregion are called "Northerners" (_Supranacci_).

CULTURE AND POLITICS

The 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 COUNCIL

The President of the General Council is Paul Giacobbi , who has held the office since 1998.

PARTY SEATS

Left Radical Party 9

• Miscellaneous left 7

Union for a Popular Movement 5

• Miscellaneous right 5

• Socialist Party 3

• MoDem 1

TOURISM

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Bastia *

Calvi seen from Notre-Dame de la Serra *

Sant\'Antonino , one of the most beautiful villages of France *

Désert des Agriates *

Restonica Gorge

SEE ALSO

* Corsica portal

* Cantons of the Haute-Corse department * Communes of the Haute-Corse department</