Calanques de Piana

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Calanques de Piana
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Calanques de Piana
LocationCorsica, France,
Part ofGulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
CriteriaNatural: (vii), (viii), (x)
Reference258
Inscription1983 (7th Session)
Coordinates42°15′09″N 8°39′26″E / 42.25250°N 8.65722°E / 42.25250; 8.65722Coordinates: 42°15′09″N 8°39′26″E / 42.25250°N 8.65722°E / 42.25250; 8.65722
Calanques de Piana is located in Corsica
Calanques de Piana
Location of Calanques de Piana in Corsica
Calanques de Piana is located in France
Calanques de Piana
Calanques de Piana (France)

Calanques de Piana (Corsican: calanchi di Piana or calanche di Piana) are Corsican calanques located in Piana, between Ajaccio and Calvi, in the Gulf of Porto. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes other sites in the Gulf of Porto, due to its beauty, rich marine biodiversity, and unique maquis shrubland.[1] The jagged cliffs are made of red ochre.

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  1. ^ "Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 16 October 2021.

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