Luri, Haute-Corse

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Luri
Tower of Seneca
Tower of Seneca
Luri is located in France
Luri
Luri
Coordinates: 42°53′00″N 9°28′00″E / 42.8833°N 9.4667°E / 42.8833; 9.4667Coordinates: 42°53′00″N 9°28′00″E / 42.8833°N 9.4667°E / 42.8833; 9.4667
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Bastia
Canton Capobianco
Intercommunality Cap Corse
Government
 • Mayor Georges Germoni
Area
 • Land1 27.53 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 694
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2B152 / 20228
Elevation 0–1,136 m (0–3,727 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

Luri is a commune of the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

History[edit]

Luri has been tentatively identified as the Lurinum of Ptolemy[1] both by similarity of name and because of Castellu di Luri, a Roman-style fortification occupied from the third century BC to the 1st century AD.[2] It was in the territory of Ptolemy's tribe, Vanacini, who according to a bronze inscription recording a letter from the emperor Vespasian, had their own senate and magistrates and were therefore probably semi-autonomous.[3] They may have occupied the fort themselves.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 608 —    
1968 615 +1.2%
1975 540 −12.2%
1982 564 +4.4%
1990 671 +19.0%
1999 749 +11.6%
2008 694 −7.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography Book III Chapter 2.
  2. ^ Wilson, R.J.A. (1996). "Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica". In Bowman, Alan K.; Champlin, Edward; Lintott, Andrew. The Cambridge Ancient History: The Augustan Empire, 43 B.C. - A.D. 69. Cambridge University Press. p. 446. ISBN 0-521-26430-8. .
  3. ^ Sherk, Robert K. (1988). The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian. Cambridge University Press. p. 130. ISBN 0-521-33887-5.