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The church and surrounding buildings in Patrimonio
The church and surrounding buildings in Patrimonio
Coat of arms of Patrimonio
Coat of arms
Patrimonio is located in France
Coordinates: 42°41′54″N 9°21′44″E / 42.6983°N 9.3622°E / 42.6983; 9.3622Coordinates: 42°41′54″N 9°21′44″E / 42.6983°N 9.3622°E / 42.6983; 9.3622
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Calvi
Canton Cap Corse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Maestracci
Area1 17.46 km2 (6.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 666
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B205 /20253
Elevation 0–1,025 m (0–3,363 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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


Located 12 km from Bastia and 4 km from the micro-region of Saint-Florent, this wine-growing commune is the gateway to the Cap Corse (peninsula at the northernmost point of Corsica).


The village of Patrimonio is known for the quality of its AOC (quality-controlled designation of origin) wines and for its guitar nights. The festival lasts for a week.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 345 —    
1968 393 +13.9%
1975 397 +1.0%
1982 447 +12.6%
1990 546 +22.1%
1999 645 +18.1%
2008 666 +3.3%


  • A menhir (or standing stone) found in a vine in 1964 by two labourers, the Gilormini brothers from Patrimonio. (The menhir is called "u Nativu".)
  • San Martinu (Saint Martin's) Church
  • The small Santa Maria chapel

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