A general view of Arbellara
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Marie-Antoinette Forcioli-Carrier|
|Area1||11.29 km2 (4.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (31/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||2A018 /20110|
|Elevation||23–640 m (75–2,100 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.
Arbellara (in Corsican Arbiddali, pronounced [ar.bi.ˈɖːaː.li]) is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. It is part of the micro-region of Viggiano in the north of the Rocca region.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbellarais or Arbellaraises
Arbellara is located some 6 km east of Propriano and 2 km south of Fozzano. Access to the commune is by road D19 from Viggianello in the west which passes through the village then continues north to Fozzano. The D119 road goes south from the village then turns south-west to join the D69 which goes north-east then north to Loreto-di-Tallano. Apart from the village there is also the hamlet of Acoravo in the south-east of the commune at the intersection of the D119 and D69. The commune is mostly mountainous and forested.
The southern border of the commune is formed by the Rizzanese river which flows west to the Mediterranean Sea south of Propriano.
- In 1583 the commune was pillaged and the inhabitants massacred by the Turks.
- After reprisals by the villagers, it was again pillaged by the Turks in 1584.
List of Successive Mayors
|1983||1995||Jacques Rotily Forcioli||DVD|
|1995||2008||Michèle Rotily Forcioli||DVD|
(Not all data is known)
In 2009 the commune had 134 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:
- Houses (16th-19th century)
- The Spin'a Cavallu Genoese Bridge (16th century), a hump-backed bridge on the Rizzanèse river.
- It has been used as a special stage in the Tour de Corse.
The Parish Church of Saint Sebastian (18th century) is registered as an historical monument. The Church contains many items that are registered as historical objects:
- An Exhibition (19th century)
- A Sunburst Monstrance (19th century)
- A Chalice with Paten (19th century)
- Stations of the Cross (19th century)
- The Furniture in the Church (19th century)
- A Sunburst Monstrance (19th century)
- A Chalice with Paten (1) (19th century)
- A Chalice with Paten (2) (19th century)
- A Statue: Christ on the Cross (19th century)
- A Statue: Salvator Mundi (19th century)
- A Statue: Saint Roch (19th century)
- A Statue: Saint Sebastian (19th century)
- A Statue: Virgin and child (19th century)
- A Statue: Saint Gavin (19th century)
- The Marteau et l'Enclume (Hammer and Anvil), rocks dominating the heights of the commune.
- Present day: sheep cheese, lamb milk.
- In the past: olive oil (oil press), vineyards (wine presses in homes).
- Blessing of the houses on Holy Saturday: the priest is offered eggs, ham, and sheep cheeses.
- Arbellara on Lion1906
- Arbellara on Google Maps
- Arbellara on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Arbellara on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.
- Inhabitants of Corse-du-Sud (French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A000734 Fortified House 4IA2A000731 Notable's House 5IA2A001255 House 7IA2A000732 House 8IA2A001215 House 9IA2A001216 House 10IA2A001217 House 12IA2A001218 House 17IA2A001256 House 18IA2A000733 House 19IA2A001257 Notable's House 20IA2A001219 House 21IA2A000741 House 29IA2A000727 Houses (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001220 PA00099073 PA00099119 Spin'a Cavallu Genoese Bridge (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A000729 Parish Church of Saint Sebastian (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000421 Exhibition (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000400 Sunburst Monstrance (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000373 Chalice with Paten (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000392 Stations of the Cross (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000837 Furniture in the Church (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000836 Sunburst Monstrance (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000834 Chalice with Paten (1) (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000835 Chalice with Paten (2) (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000833 Statue: Christ on the Cross (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000832 Statue: Salvator Mundi (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000831 Statue: Saint Roch (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000830 Statue: Saint Sebastian (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000829 Statue: Virgin and child (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM2A000828 Statue: Saint Gavin (French)
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