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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.

Saint-Florent (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.flɔʁɑ̃]; Corsican: San Fiurenzu, Italian: San Fiorenzo) is a commune in Haute-Corse
Haute-Corse
department of France
France
on the island of Corsica. Originally a fishing port located in the gulf of the same name, nowadays pleasure boats have largely taken the place of fishing vessels. Today, it is a popular summer vacation spot for many tourists because of its proximity to the Patrimonio
Patrimonio
vineyards and the Saleccia beach.

Contents

1 History 2 Population 3 Climate 4 Sights 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Saint-Florent was created by the Genoese in the 16th century as a base to carry out repressive operations against the Corsican patriots in the surrounding villages. France
France
later used it to disembark hordes of mercenaries and colonists during August 1764 in order to subject the independent Corsican people. After the defeat at Ponte Novu Bridge, the army of Pasquale Paoli, sometimes called "the Father of Corsica", helped by the fleet of Horatio Nelson, reconquered Saint-Florent in 1794 during the brief Anglo-Corsican rule. Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1774 350 —    

1911 720 +105.7%

1962 611 −15.1%

1968 805 +31.8%

1975 1,065 +32.3%

Year Pop. ±%

1982 1,217 +14.3%

1990 1,350 +10.9%

1999 1,474 +9.2%

2008 1,636 +11.0%

Climate[edit] Saint-Florent has a typically Mediterranean climate
Mediterranean climate
- mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below zero give way to long, warm, dry summers with temperatures peaking at around 35 °C (95 °F) in July and August. Sights[edit]

Saint-Florent Cathedral

The monuments of Saint-Florent are the Genoese citadel constructed in 1440 at the same time as the city, and the Romanesque Saint-Florent Cathedral, or the cathedral of the Nebbio, now the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Near the village are the Genoese towers Torra di Mortella
Torra di Mortella
and Torra di Fornali. See also[edit]

Communes of the Haute-Corse
Haute-Corse
department

References[edit]

INSEE

External links[edit]

Saint-Florent travel guide from Wikivoyage Picture of Saint-Florent Cathedral

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Saint-Florent (Haute-Corse).

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Communes of the Haute-Corse
Haute-Corse
department

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