Figari

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Figari
Figari is located in France
Figari
Figari
Coordinates: 41°29′20″N 9°07′48″E / 41.4889°N 9.13°E / 41.4889; 9.13Coordinates: 41°29′20″N 9°07′48″E / 41.4889°N 9.13°E / 41.4889; 9.13
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Corse-du-Sud
Arrondissement Sartène
Canton Figari
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Simoni
Area1 100.22 km2 (38.70 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,157
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2A114 / 20114
Elevation 0–1,366 m (0–4,482 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Figari is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.

Geography[edit]

The village of Figari is 43 kilometers (27 mi) to the southeast of Sartène, 20 km (12 mi) to the southwest of Porto-Vecchio and 19 km (12 mi) to the north of Bonifacio. The commune comes from an ancient parish. It includes the center of a large plain where the airport was built in 1975. To the north looms Mount Cagna, which exceeds 1,100 meters (3,600 ft).

To the southeast hills climb to 320 m (1,050 ft) over the village and enclose a reservoir created by damming the Ruisseau de Ventilegne for purposes of water supply and irrigation; additional water can be taken from the Orgone, a small brook which descends from the mountain of Cagna et forms the upper stream of the Stabbiacciu in Porto-Vecchio. To the southwest the commune occupies the east bank of the Bay of Figari, and Ventilegne Point, but not the resort.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 690 —    
1968 701 +1.6%
1975 834 +19.0%
1982 1,022 +22.5%
1990 914 −10.6%
1999 1,005 +10.0%
2008 1,157 +15.1%

Economy[edit]

Viticulture has been practiced in Figari since the Roman era.[2] There are 153 hectares (380 acres) of vineyards on which Syrah, Grenache, and Vermentino are grown. The wine produced falls under the Vin de Corse-Figari AOC.

Transportation[edit]

The airport, Figari Sud-Corse Airport, is the third largest of Corsica.[3] It opened in 1975 with a runway of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft). In 2004 it carried 254,000 passengers, 117,000 between the airport and Paris, 63,000 to or from Marseille, 34,000 to or from Nice, and 37,000 in charters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France, le trésor des régions: Département: Corse-du-Sud" (in French). Retrieved 2008-05-06. .
  2. ^ http://www.figari.fr/
  3. ^ "Figari South Corsica". CCI Ajaccio and South Corsica. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  (French), (English). Live flight information can be obtained at: "(FSC) Sud Corse Airport, Figari, FR". Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
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