Morosaglia

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Morosaglia

Merusaglia
Convento in Morosaglia
Convento in Morosaglia
Location of Morosaglia
Morosaglia is located in France
Morosaglia
Morosaglia
Morosaglia is located in Corsica
Morosaglia
Morosaglia
Coordinates: 42°25′59″N 9°19′01″E / 42.433°N 9.317°E / 42.433; 9.317Coordinates: 42°25′59″N 9°19′01″E / 42.433°N 9.317°E / 42.433; 9.317
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentHaute-Corse
ArrondissementCorte
CantonGolo-Morosaglia
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Cognetti
Area
1
24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,110
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2B169 /20218
Elevation182–1,249 m (597–4,098 ft)
(avg. 860 m or 2,820 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Morosaglia (Corsican: Merusaglia) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Since 2015, it is the seat of the canton of Golo-Morosaglia.[2]

History[edit]

The tomb of Pasquale Paoli in his house of birth

Morosaglia is the native commune of Pasquale Paoli (1725-1807). The house in which he was born is a museum. This commune also is the historical seat of the Corsican Republic. Paoli had his chambers in the Franciscan monastery and the Corsican parliament met there.[3]

Geography[edit]

Morosaglia is 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the northeast of Corte in Castagniccia. The commune extends to the east to the largest mountain of Castagniccia, mounting to 1,230 metres (4,040 ft) to the peak of San Paolu, and stretches to the west for 13 kilometres (8 mi) beyond the river Golo.

In the plain of the river, nearly at its confluence with the Asco, on the Bastia-Ajaccio road, is the hamlet of Ponte-Leccia, where the only railway branch of the entire island is located, the branch to Calvi. The statisticians have given the name of Ponte-Leccia to a microregion of 3,800 people and 563 square kilometres (217 sq mi), which approximates the ancient parish of Caccia and the canton.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962550—    
1968694+26.2%
1975750+8.1%
1982854+13.9%
1990883+3.4%
19991,008+14.2%
20081,072+6.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Décret n° 2014-255 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Corse | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  3. ^ Gregorovius, Ferdinand (1855). Corsica: Picturesque, Historical, and Social: with a Sketch of the Early Life of Napoleon and an account of the Bonaparte, Paoli, Pozzo di Borgo, and other principal families. Edward Joy Morris (trans.). Parry & M'Millan. p. 278.