Patrimonio

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For the wine, see Patrimonio AOC.
Patrimonio
The church and surrounding buildings in Patrimonio
The church and surrounding buildings in Patrimonio
Coat of arms of Patrimonio
Coat of arms
Patrimonio is located in France
Patrimonio
Patrimonio
Coordinates: 42°41′54″N 9°21′44″E / 42.6983°N 9.3622°E / 42.6983; 9.3622Coordinates: 42°41′54″N 9°21′44″E / 42.6983°N 9.3622°E / 42.6983; 9.3622
Country France
Region Corsica
Arrondissement Bastia
Canton La Conca-d'Oro
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Maestracci
Area1 17.46 km2 (6.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 666
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2B205 / 20253
Elevation 0–1,025 m (0–3,363 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Located 12 km from Bastia and 4 km from the micro-region of Saint-Florent, this wine-growing commune is the gateway to the Cap Corse (peninsula at the northernmost point of Corsica).

History[edit]

The village of Patrimonio is known for the quality of its AOC (quality-controlled designation of origin) wines and for its guitar nights. The festival lasts for a week.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 345 —    
1968 393 +13.9%
1975 397 +1.0%
1982 447 +12.6%
1990 546 +22.1%
1999 645 +18.1%
2008 666 +3.3%

Sights[edit]

  • A menhir (or standing stone) found in a vine in 1964 by two labourers, the Gilormini brothers from Patrimonio. (The menhir is called "u Nativu".)
  • San Martinu (Saint Martin's) Church
  • The small Santa Maria chapel

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