Aghione

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Aghione
Aghione is located in France
Aghione
Aghione
Coordinates: 42°06′45″N 9°24′05″E / 42.1125°N 9.4014°E / 42.1125; 9.4014Coordinates: 42°06′45″N 9°24′05″E / 42.1125°N 9.4014°E / 42.1125; 9.4014
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Vezzani
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Casanova
Area
 • Land1 33.88 km2 (13.08 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 245
 • Population2 density 7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2B002 / 20270
Elevation 17–459 m (56–1,506 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 ft)

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.

Aghione is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aghionais or Aghionaises[1]

Geography[edit]

Aghion is located on the eastern plains of Corsica 5 km west of Aleria. It can be accessed by the D343 road which comes from the National Highway N198 in the south east and passes west though the southern plain of the commune to Maison Pierraggi in the west and continues on to Vezzani in the Tagnone Valley 25 km away. From the D343 the D443 branches north at the hamlet of Samuleto and continues to the village before continuing north by a tortuous mountain route to Casevecchie.[2]

The commune is watered by the Tagnon, a tributary of Tavignano, which separates an area of hills to the north from the plain, which is larger in area, to the south. There is a large dam with a large lake in the south of the commune.

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

During the Second World War Aghione aerodrome was used by the 306th Fighter Wing of the 15th US Air Force from 10–21 August 1944 to support Operation Dragoon (the Invasion of Southern France).

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Aghione

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Jean Bladovini
2008 2014 André Casanova

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009, the commune had 231 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1866. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 287 305 238 428 273 306 349
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
404 305 305 213 204 187 176 185 100
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
87 93 279 317 282 245 - 231 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Aghione

Economy[edit]

The commune of Aghione is predominantly agricultural. The hills are used for grazing goats, sheep, and pigs; while the plain is planted with vines and fruit trees (kiwifruit, Mandarins). There is no farm of significant size located in the commune. In particular the grapes are collected by neighbouring wineries - mainly by the Aleria cooperative.

There are no longer any trades or services in the commune. The people find everything necessary at Aleria (10 km away) or Ghisonaccia (20 km away).

The commune has no access to the sea yet is close by (Alzitone is 5 kilometers from the coast). Aghione has no tourist facilities and does not have any second homes.

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Sulphurous water source of Puzzichello (site now abandoned)
  • Alzitone Reservoir (artificial lake)
  • Old railway line on the eastern plain

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Haute-Corse (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps