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Corsica is one among the 18 districts of France. It is in fact an island that is situated in the Mediterranean Sea. Around two-thirds of the island is covered with mountains. All these are present in a single continuous chain. It is considered to be a protective collectivity according to the French law. That is why it enjoys self-sufficiency to a greater extent in comparison to other districts in the country. As far as the economy of the district is concerned, it is greatly dependent upon tourism industry. It is well-known among tourists for mountains, seashores and favourable climatic conditions. The capital as well as largest city of the district is Ajaccio.

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History

In the history of Corsica, it remained under the rule of the Republic of Genoa during 12th century. It became temporarily an independent Republic in 1755. In 1769, France took over the district. It was ruled by many nations during historical times. Birth of Napoleon in the district during 17th century is also important historically. It remained a single subdivision till 1975. After that it was divided into two subdivisions

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Population

Corsica has an estimated total population of 322,120 as per 2013 census. The local population has been formed by a blend of people coming from various nations and states in France. More than half of the population is constituted by native people. Around 29% of the population belongs to the Continental France. There are varying ethnic groups, races and religions in the district. Only small share of the population is formed by people belonging to foreign nationalities.

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Climate

Corsica has a varying type of climate all across it. Some areas are extremely hot in summers. On the other hand, some areas have mild to moderate climate. The coastal areas have hot-summer Mediterranean climate. It is considered to be Csa type as per Koppen and Geiger classification plan. The inner areas have warm-summer Mediterranean climate. It is supposed to be Csb type. The areas that are located at high altitudes have subarctic climate. Cold Mediterranean climate is rarely found in the region.

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Seafood

Café de la Plage
Café de la Plage

Plage d'arone, 20115 Piana, France

+33 4 95 20 17 27

http://www.lecafedelaplage.com

Mediterranean, French

Restaurant Les Quatre Vents
Restaurant Les Quatre Vents

Route de Bastia, 20217 Saint-Florent, France

+33 6 24 36 30 42

http://www.aubergedupecheur.net

Mediterranean

Auberge San Ghjuvani
Auberge San Ghjuvani

Route de baracci, 20110 Propriano, France

+33 4 95 76 03 31

http://www.san-ghjuvani.com

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