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 .
* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics
* 4 Culture and politics
* 4.1 General Council
* 5 Tourism * 6 See also * 7 External links
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
The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud.
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.
• Miscellaneous left 7
• Miscellaneous right 5
• Socialist Party 3
• MoDem 1
Calvi seen from Notre-Dame de la Serra *
Sant\'Antonino , one of the most beautiful villages of France *
Désert des Agriates *
* Corsica portal