Haute-Corse

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Haute-Corse
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Map of Corsica
Information
Number2B
RegionCorse
PrefectureBastia
SubprefecturesCalvi
Corte
Population


 - Total (2002)
 - Density

Ranked 93rd


141,603


30 /km²
Area4,666 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons30
Communes236
President of the
general council
Paul Giacobbi
Location
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Location of de la Haute-Corse in France

Haute-Corse is a French département. It constitutes the northern part of the island of Corsica.

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History

The département was formed on September 15, 1975, when the département of Corse was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. The département corresponds exactly to the former département of Golo which existed between 1793 and 1811.

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 inhabitants of the entire island 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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