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A general view of Aiti
A general view of Aiti
Aiti is located in France
Location within Corsica region
Aiti is located in Corsica
Coordinates: 42°24′00″N 9°14′41″E / 42.4°N 9.2447°E / 42.4; 9.2447Coordinates: 42°24′00″N 9°14′41″E / 42.4°N 9.2447°E / 42.4; 9.2447
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Golo-Morosaglia
Intercommunality Vallée Golo
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Gérard Orsoni
Area1 12.17 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 34
 • Density 2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 2B003 /20244
Elevation 240–1,120 m (790–3,670 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.

Aiti (in Corsican Àiti, pronounced [ˈaː.i.di]) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aïtinchi.[1]


Aiti is some 15 km north of Corte and about 25 km inland from the east coast of Corsica. The Highway N193 from Corte goes north passing near the eastern border of the commune however the commune can only be accessed from this side by the D39 from Francardo a tortuous and circuitous road. The commune can also be accessed from the eastern side from San-Lorenzo on the Highway D39 which has a small connecting road across a bridge to the D39 road which enters the commune from the south and is another tortuous and circuitous route to the village of Aiti. Other than some short mountain access roads there are no other roads in the commune.[2]


Aiti occupies the northern part of the mountain chain in the west of the massif of Monte San Petrone (1,767 m) which is separated by the Casaluna Valley.

The commune lies "below the hill" (Cismonte in Corsican), or "Corsican Shale" in the north-east of the island along the edge of the Cap Corse shale which continues to the San Petrone mountains and ends south of Castagnicia. These mountains are a block of lustrous shale from the Tertiary period during the uplift of the Alps on the Hercynian bedrock at the end of the Paleozoic era.

The highest point in the commune is the Cima a l'Orzale (1,121 m) south of the town and the lowest point is next to the Golo river (238 m) to the north-west.

The commune is mountainous with the hills of Castagnicia to the west. It occupies a small portion of a low-lying area called "Cuvette de Ponte Leccia" (Ponte Leccia Basin) which is one of a series of central low-lying areas stretching from L'Île-Rousse to Solenzara through Ponte Leccia, Corte, and Cateraggio. It includes many small valleys where streams flow to the Golo or the Casaluna.


The western border of the commune is the Callasima River which flows north to join the Golo River near Ponte-Leccia.[3]

Several streams run through the commune, emerging from either side of the valley. The main streams are Poggie, Coticcio (fed by the Campo and Riduri), and Fossa Ceca.


List of Successive Mayors of Aiti[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Gerard Orsoni

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 32 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 297 311 294 356 332 340 314 304
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
293 284 282 277 273 322 306 239 250
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
231 218 200 256 234 204 209 143 150
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
66 59 32 16 26 24 29 32 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Aiti
Panorama of the Village

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  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.