Azilone-Ampaza

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Azilone-Ampaza
The road into Azilone-Ampaza
The road into Azilone-Ampaza
Location of Azilone-Ampaza
Azilone-Ampaza is located in France
Azilone-Ampaza
Azilone-Ampaza
Azilone-Ampaza is located in Corsica
Azilone-Ampaza
Azilone-Ampaza
Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 9°00′53″E / 41.865°N 9.0147°E / 41.865; 9.0147Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 9°00′53″E / 41.865°N 9.0147°E / 41.865; 9.0147
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentCorse-du-Sud
ArrondissementAjaccio
CantonTaravo-Ornano
IntercommunalityPieve de l'Ornano
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Antoine Peretti
Area
1
7.96 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
182
 • Density23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2A026 /20190
Elevation354–909 m (1,161–2,982 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Azilone-Ampaza (Azilonu è Àmpaza in Corsican: pronounced [a.d͡zi.ˈlɔ̃.nɛ ˈɑ̃ɱ.pa.d͡za]) is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.

Geography[edit]

Azilone-Ampaza is located in the Panicale Valley in the Middle Taravo region some 22 km east by south-east of Ajaccio and 4 km east of Grosseto-Prugna. The D83 road from Santa-Maria-Siché to Zévaco passes through the northern tip of the commune but has no connection to the village. Access to the village is by road D26 from Olivese in the south-east which enters the commune from the south, passing through the village, then loops south again to join the Route nationale N196 south-west of the commune. Apart from the main village there are the hamlets of Ampaza in the north-west and Azilone south of the village. The commune is rugged and heavily forested.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

Both villages originated from the hamlet of Calcinaghju which was in the middle of the valley and destroyed by the Moors. Under the Paolinu and Genovese administrative systems, the commune belonged to the Pieve of Ornano. The town is now mainly known for being a high point on the Tour de Corse, an event that counts for the World Rally Championship (WRC).

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Current Antoine Peretti DVG

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006128—    
2007133+3.9%
2008138+3.8%
2009135−2.2%
2010142+5.2%
2011149+4.9%
2012156+4.7%
2013162+3.8%
2014169+4.3%
2015174+3.0%
2016179+2.9%
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 329 281 302 320 344 396 422 444
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
439 406 398 388 463 457 417 493 466
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
488 584 612 266 510 531 513 311 224
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
211 178 129 101 77 93 - 142 -

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

Azilone-Ampaza War Memorial

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Chapel of Saint-Saveur d'Ampaza
The Parish Church of Sainte-Marie at Azilone
  • The Chapel of Saint-Saveur d'Ampaza contains a Tabernacle (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[4]
  • The Parish Church of Sainte-Marie contains a Monstrance (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[5]

Azilone-Ampaza Photo Gallery[edit]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

A Statue of Monseigneur Paul Mathieu de la Foata in Azilone
  • Monseigneur Paul Mathieu de la Foata (1817-1899), Bishop of Ajaccio and author of Poesie giocose
  • Arthur Giovoni (1909-1996), resistance fighter from the beginning of the war, communist MP, Companion of the Liberation
  • Eliane Eva Vincileoni (1930-1989), militant libertarian, niece of Arthur Giovoni, coordinator of the anti-Franco struggle in Catalonia, founder of the group Materialismo e Libertad in Milan, Italy.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM2A000300 Tabernacle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM2A000255 Monstrance ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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