Luri, Haute-Corse

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Luri
Commune
Luri - Piazza et Castiglione.jpg
Luri is located in France
Luri
Luri
Location within Corsica region
Luri is located in Corsica
Luri
Luri
Coordinates: 42°53′00″N 9°28′00″E / 42.8833°N 9.4667°E / 42.8833; 9.4667Coordinates: 42°53′00″N 9°28′00″E / 42.8833°N 9.4667°E / 42.8833; 9.4667
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentHaute-Corse
ArrondissementBastia
CantonCap Corse
IntercommunalityCap Corse
Government
 • MayorGeorges Germoni
Area127.53 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)2694
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code2B152 /20228
Elevation0–1,136 m (0–3,727 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

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

History[edit]

Luri has been tentatively identified as the Lurinum of Ptolemy[1] both by similarity of name and because of Castellu di Luri, a Roman-style fortification occupied from the third century BC to the 1st century AD.[2] It was in the territory of Ptolemy's tribe, Vanacini, who according to a bronze inscription recording a letter from the emperor Vespasian, had their own senate and magistrates and were therefore probably semi-autonomous.[3] They may have occupied the fort themselves.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962608—    
1968615+1.2%
1975540−12.2%
1982564+4.4%
1990671+19.0%
1999749+11.6%
2008694−7.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography Book III Chapter 2.
  2. ^ Wilson, R.J.A. (1996). "Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica". In Bowman, Alan K.; Champlin, Edward; Lintott, Andrew. The Cambridge Ancient History: The Augustan Empire, 43 B.C. - A.D. 69. Cambridge University Press. p. 446. ISBN 0-521-26430-8..
  3. ^ Sherk, Robert K. (1988). The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian. Cambridge University Press. p. 130. ISBN 0-521-33887-5.