A general view of Zilia
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Santelli|
|Area1||14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||17/km2 (44/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||2B361 / 20214|
|Elevation||172–1,935 m (564–6,348 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.
The municipality is part of the canton of Calenzana. Its area is 1401ha which includes 700ha of woods. The village itself is situated at an altitude of 278m at the foot of the Monte Grosso (1 938 m) 7 km north-east of Calvi, the capital.
One road, the D 151, serves the village and links it directly to Calenzana and Montegrosso.
Zilia is known for both vineyards as well a mineral spring which was operated before 1914 and again recently. The water sells throughout the island under the name of Zilia bottled water, both flat and carbonated.
The village suffered a huge fire on the night of 31 June 2005 at Calenzana and destroyed 1500ha of vegetation including many old olive trees in Balagne.
- Information about Zilia on the Quid website
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