Arbellara

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Arbellara
A general view of Arbellara
A general view of Arbellara
Arbellara is located in France
Arbellara
Arbellara
Coordinates: 41°40′58″N 8°59′27″E / 41.6828°N 8.9908°E / 41.6828; 8.9908Coordinates: 41°40′58″N 8°59′27″E / 41.6828°N 8.9908°E / 41.6828; 8.9908
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Corse-du-Sud
Arrondissement Sartène
Canton Olmeto
Intercommunality Sartenais-Valinco
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Marie-Antoinette Forcioli-Carrier
Area1 11.29 km2 (4.36 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 134
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2A018 / 20110
Elevation 23–640 m (75–2,100 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Arbellara (in Corsican Arbiddali, pronounced [ar.bi.ˈɖːaː.li]) is a French commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. It is part of the micro-region of Viggiano in the north of the Rocca region.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbellarais or Arbellaraises[1]

Geography[edit]

Green Valley in spring.

Arbellara is located some 6 km east of Propriano and 2 km south of Fozzano. Access to the commune is by road D19 from Viggianello in the west which passes through the village then continues north to Fozzano. The D119 road goes south from the village then turns south-west to join the D69 which goes north-east then north to Loreto-di-Tallano. Apart from the village there is also the hamlet of Acoravo in the south-east of the commune at the intersection of the D119 and D69. The commune is mostly mountainous and forested.

The southern border of the commune is formed by the Rizzanese river which flows west to the Mediterranean Sea south of Propriano.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

  • In 1583 the commune was pillaged and the inhabitants massacred by the Turks.
  • After reprisals by the villagers, it was again pillaged by the Turks in 1584.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
Pascal Giustiniani
1983 1995 Jacques Rotily Forcioli DVD
1995 2008 Michèle Rotily Forcioli DVD
2008 2020 Marie-Antoinette Forcioli-Carrier DVD

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009 the commune had 134 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes 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)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 230 239 284 311 300 311 332 303
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
327 366 353 420 508 472 412 442 393
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
471 478 596 527 521 597 605 413 254
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
169 162 153 137 120 111 127 134 -

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


Population of Arbellara

Culture and heritage[edit]

Arbellara mountain overlooking the valley

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • Houses (16th-19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Spin'a Cavallu Genoese Bridge (16th century),Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] a hump-backed bridge on the Rizzanèse river.

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church of Saint Sebastian (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[6] The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

  • An Exhibition (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
  • A Sunburst Monstrance (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
  • A Chalice with Paten (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • Stations of the Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • The Furniture in the Church (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • A Sunburst Monstrance (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Chalice with Paten (1) (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Chalice with Paten (2) (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Statue: Christ on the Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • A Statue: Salvator Mundi (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • A Statue: Saint Roch (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • A Statue: Saint Sebastian (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • A Statue: Virgin and child (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
  • A Statue: Saint Gavin (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]

Environmental heritage[edit]

  • The Marteau et l'Enclume (Hammer and Anvil), rocks dominating the heights of the commune.

Culinary Specialities[edit]

  • Present day: sheep cheese, lamb milk.
  • In the past: olive oil (oil press), vineyards (wine presses in homes).
  • Blessing of the houses on Holy Saturday: the priest is offered eggs, ham, and sheep cheeses.

See also[edit]

External links[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, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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 Corse-du-Sud (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A000734 Fortified House 4IA2A000731 Notable's House 5IA2A001255 House 7IA2A000732 House 8IA2A001215 House 9IA2A001216 House 10IA2A001217 House 12IA2A001218 House 17IA2A001256 House 18IA2A000733 House 19IA2A001257 Notable's House 20IA2A001219 House 21IA2A000741 House 29IA2A000727 Houses (French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001220 PA00099073 PA00099119 Spin'a Cavallu Genoese Bridge (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A000729 Parish Church of Saint Sebastian (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000421 Exhibition (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000400 Sunburst Monstrance (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000373 Chalice with Paten (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000392 Stations of the Cross (French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000837 Furniture in the Church (French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000836 Sunburst Monstrance (French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000834 Chalice with Paten (1) (French)Camera aabb.svg
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000835 Chalice with Paten (2) (French)Camera aabb.svg
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000833 Statue: Christ on the Cross (French)Camera aabb.svg
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000832 Statue: Salvator Mundi (French)Camera aabb.svg
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000831 Statue: Saint Roch (French)Camera aabb.svg
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000830 Statue: Saint Sebastian (French)Camera aabb.svg
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000829 Statue: Virgin and child (French)Camera aabb.svg
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000828 Statue: Saint Gavin (French)Camera aabb.svg