|Intercommunality||Vallée du Prunelli|
|• Mayor (2001–08)||Antoine Ottavi|
|18.21 km2 (7.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||7–888 m (23–2,913 ft) |
(avg. 30 m or 98 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 inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastilcacci or Bastelicacciais and Bastelicacciaises.
Bastelicaccia is 11 kilometres (7 mi) to the east of the centre of Ajaccio and immediately to the east of Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport. It was created in 1865 between the Gravona and Prunelli Rivers. The highest point in the commune is Monte Aragnasco. Access to the commune is by Route nationale N196 which passes through the south of the commune from the airport in the west to Cauro in the east. The D3 branches off the N196 at the south-western edge of the commune and goes north-east through the commune to Ocana. Access to the village is by the D303 which branches from the D3 in the commune and goes north to the village then continues north to join the D1 west of Cuttoli-Corticchiato. Apart from the main village there are the villages of Colombina, Macina, Bottacina, Cagile, Casaccia, Mascarone, Cuara, Funtanacciu, Mascardaccia, Suaralta, Forcala, and Pisciatello. The commune is hilly with many villages, farms, and some forests.
One of the traditional cheeses of Corsica is called bastelicacciu after the commune. It is produced in the lower valleys of the Gravona and Prunelli.
On the 18th century land survey Bastelicaccia was better known as Bastélica-Communes. It became populated from the beginning of the 19th century.
With a land area of 1820 hectares, the population of about 800 in Bastelica village considered that it was easier to settle in the plains for most farmers as the lowland climate was better in winter. So, in summer, there would be an annual migration back to Bastelica village. As a result, the Chief Surveyor advised the creation of the commune of Bastelicaccia.
Bastelicaccia has evolved at a rapid pace due to the proximity of the regional capital and its urban sprawl.
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 3,283 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The commune has a very large number of houses that are registered as historical monuments. For a complete list including links to descriptions (in French) click here.
As well as the houses the commune also has a number of other sites that are registered as historical monuments:
- A Bread Oven at Cagili (18th century)
- The Prunelli Inn at Pisciatella (19th century)
- The old Primary School at Fontanaccio (1882)
- The old Primary School at Pedocchio (1882)
The Church of Saint Michel (19th century) is registered as an historical monument. The Church contains a Statue: Christ on the Cross (18th century) which is registered as an historical object.
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 and 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.
- Bastelicaccia on Lion1906
- Inhabitants of Corse-du-Sud (in French)
- Bastelicaccia on Google Maps
- Bastelicaccia on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- "France, le trésor des régions: Département: Haut-Corse" (in French). Retrieved 27 November 2015..
- Décret n° 2014-229 du 24 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Corse-du-Sud
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001372 Bread Oven (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001350 Prunelli Inn (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001319 Fontanaccio Primary School (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001318 Pedocchio Primary School (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2A001317 Church of Saint Michel (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM2A000172 Statue: Christ on the Cross (in French)
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