||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Cognetti|
|• Land1||24 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||2B169 / 20218|
|Elevation||182–1,249 m (597–4,098 ft)
(avg. 860 m or 2,820 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.
It is the seat of the canton of Castifao-Morosaglia, which it shares with 9 other communes: Asco, Bisinchi, Castello-di-Rostino, Castifao, Castineta, Gavignano, Moltifao, Saliceto, Valle-di-Rostino.
Morosaglia is the native commune of Pascal Paoli (1725-1807). The house in which he was born is a museum. This commune also is the historical seat of the Corsican Republic. Paoli had his chambers in the Franciscan monastery and the Corsican parliament met there.
Morosaglia is 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the northeast of Corte in Castagniccia. The commune extends to the east to the largest mountain of Castagniccia, mounting to 1,230 metres (4,040 ft) to the peak of San Paolu, and stretches to the west for 13 kilometres (8 mi) beyond the river Golo.
In the plain of the river, nearly at its confluence with the Asco, on the Bastia-Ajaccio road, is the hamlet of Ponte-Leccia, where the only railway branch of the entire island is located, the branch to Calvi. The statisticians have given the name of Ponte-Leccia to a microregion of 3800 people and 563 square kilometres (217 sq mi), which approximates the ancient parish of Caccia and the canton.
- "France, le trésor des régions: Département: Haut-Corse". Retrieved 2008-05-06. (French).
- Gregorovius, Ferdinand; Edward Joy Morris, Translator (1855). Corsica: Picturesque, Historical, and Social: with a Sketch of the Early Life of Napoleon and an account of the Bonaparte, Paoli, Pozzo di Borgo, and other principal families. Parry & M'Millan. pp. page 278.
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