Corse-du-Sud

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Corse-du-Sud
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Map of Corsica
Information
Number2A
RegionCorse
PrefectureAjaccio
SubprefectureSartène
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 99th


118,593


30 /km²
Area4,014 km²
Arrondissements2
Cantons22
Communes124
President of the
general council
Roland Francisci
Location
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Location of de la Corse-du-Sud in France

Corse-du-Sud is a French département. It is composed of the southern part of the island of Corsica.

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History

The department was formed on September 15, 1975, when the Corse department was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries correspond to the former département of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811.

Geography

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 is mountainous.

Demographics

The inhabitants of all of Corsica are called Corsicans.

Culture

The Corsicans are a fiercely independent and proud people. However, a July 6, 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.

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