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Convento in Morosaglia
Convento in Morosaglia
Morosaglia is located in France
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
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Golo-Morosaglia
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Cognetti
Area1 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,072
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B169 /20218
Elevation 182–1,249 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.[1]


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.[2]


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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 550 —    
1968 694 +26.2%
1975 750 +8.1%
1982 854 +13.9%
1990 883 +3.4%
1999 1,008 +14.2%
2008 1,072 +6.3%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Décret n° 2014-255 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Corse | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  2. ^ 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.