Location of Corse-du-Sud in France
|• President of the Departemental Council||Pierre-Jean Luciani (DVD)|
|• Total||4,014 km2 (1,550 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries correspond to the former department of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811.
The entire island of Corsica is mountainous with many beautiful beaches.
The people living in this subregion are called "Southerners" (Suttanacci).
Culture and politics
Corsicans are a fiercely independent people. However, on 6 July 2003 a referendum rejected increased autonomy by a very small majority, with 50.98 percent of those voting being against and 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for the French Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization programme.
The President of the Departemental Council is Pierre-Jean Luciani, who has held the office since 2015.
|•||Union for a Popular Movement||11|
|Left Radical Party||2|
|Party of the Corsican Nation||1|
South Corsica enjoys the mild and hot climate of Mediterranean Islands, and therefore attracts a lot of tourists. Its gem is the city of Bonifacio, part of which is built upon a huge cliff. But inside mountains are beautiful as well, especially the Aiguilles de Bavella, some naked, needle-like rocks.
- Cantons of the Corse-du-Sud department
- Communes of the Corse-du-Sud department
- Arrondissements of the Corse-du-Sud department
- (in French) « Pierre-Jean Luciani élu président du Conseil départemental de Corse-du-Sud », Corse-Matin 02/04/2015
- (in French) General Council website
- (in English) Corse-du-Sud at DMOZ
- (in French) University of Corsica website