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Arbori Village
Arbori Village
Arbori is located in France
Coordinates: 42°08′34″N 8°47′51″E / 42.1428°N 8.7975°E / 42.1428; 8.7975Coordinates: 42°08′34″N 8°47′51″E / 42.1428°N 8.7975°E / 42.1428; 8.7975
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Corse-du-Sud
Arrondissement Ajaccio
Canton Sevi-Sorru-Cinarca
Intercommunality Deux Sorru
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Jean-Pierre Giaferri
Area1 20.03 km2 (7.73 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 63
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2A019 /20160
Elevation 13–882 m (43–2,894 ft)
(avg. 345 m or 1,132 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.

Arbori is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arborais or Arboraises[1]


Arbori is located in a direct line some 12 km south of Marignana and 20 km north of Sarrola-Carcopino. Access to the commune is by the road D1 which runs by a tortuous route north from Sari-d'Orcino through the commune to the village then continues north to Vico. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of Mercolaccia and Parapoghiu. The commune is remote, mountainous, and heavily forested although with a small patch of farmland in the centre.[2]

The eastern border is marked by a large river which flows south to join another river flowing west marking the southern boundary of the commune and joining the sea at Le Liamone.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Marie-France Padovani Leca
2008 2020 Jean Pierre Giaferri

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 999 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]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 329 352 351 397 417 434 449 465
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
479 310 507 567 550 561 524 489 588
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
623 542 525 503 504 517 512 232 176
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
148 140 122 92 62 62 68 63 -

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

Population of Arbori

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Pont de Truja (Truja Bridge) between Arbori and Lopigna (1809)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4]
  • The Parish Church of the Assumption contains a Statue: Virgin and child (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[5]
  • The Castaldu was an old fortified chateau that was razed in 1489 by the Genoese.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Santu Casanova, poet.
  • Pierre Toussaint Leca (Petru Leca) (1879-1951 at Nice). Poet in the French and Corsican languages, founded L’Aloès, a Mediterranean Journal.[6]
  • Raffé di Leca
  • Giovan Paolo di Leca (1445-1515), the last Count of Corsica

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., 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.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Corse-du-Sud (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001758 Pont de Truja (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM2A000176 Statue: Virgin and child (in French)
  6. ^ Corsica: Elements for a dictionary of proper names, Researched by A.-D. Monti, Preface by J. Fusina. (in French)