Vescovato, Haute-Corse

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Vescovato
U Vescuvatu
Vescovato village.jpg
Coat of arms of Vescovato
Coat of arms
Vescovato is located in France
Vescovato
Vescovato
Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 9°26′26″E / 42.4947°N 9.4406°E / 42.4947; 9.4406Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 9°26′26″E / 42.4947°N 9.4406°E / 42.4947; 9.4406
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Bastia
Canton Vescovato
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Bruzi
Area
 • Land1 17.52 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 2,522
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2B346 / 20215
Elevation 0–440 m (0–1,444 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Vescovato (Corsican: U Vescuvatu) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

Its name derives from the Italian term for "bishopric". (Italian: vescovado) According to Lucien Auguste Letteron (a Corsican Historian), the name would originate from the Bishop of Mariana, Opizzu Cortincu (1218-1260 ?) who founded the new village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,056 —    
1968 1,509 +42.9%
1975 2,040 +35.2%
1982 2,129 +4.4%
1990 2,329 +9.4%
1999 2,316 −0.6%
2008 2,336 +0.9%
2011 2,522 +8.0%

Personalities[edit]

  • French footballer Charles Orlanducci, born in Vescovato in 1951.
  • French cheesemaker and restaurant owner Michel Pierucci, born in Vescovato in 1966.

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