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A view of Lucciana village
A view of Lucciana village
Lucciana is located in France
Coordinates: 42°32′46″N 9°25′05″E / 42.546°N 9.418°E / 42.546; 9.418Coordinates: 42°32′46″N 9°25′05″E / 42.546°N 9.418°E / 42.546; 9.418
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Bastia
Canton Borgo
 • Mayor (2008–2014) José Galletti
Area1 29.16 km2 (11.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,109
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B148 /20290
Elevation 0–687 m (0–2,254 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Lucciana is a commune of the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.


Situated on the eastern coast of Corsica nearly 20 km (12 mi) to the south of Bastia, the commune extends itself to the mountainous summit as far as the twisted lagoon of La Marana bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The international airport of Bastia - Poretta is situated in the commune.


The Roman town of Mariana had been founded by Gaius Marius in 93 BC. It was the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Mariana, associated with the dioceses of Pisa and Genoa, which lasted until it was transferred, along with all Corsican bishoprics, by the Concordat of 1801 to the Diocese of Ajaccio. The former cathedral, generally known as the church of La Canonica, is a notable Romanesque building of the 12th century.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 799 —    
1968 1,653 +106.9%
1975 2,507 +51.7%
1982 2,692 +7.4%
1990 3,217 +19.5%
1999 3,794 +17.9%
2008 4,109 +8.3%


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