Vescovato, Haute-Corse

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U Vescuvatu
A view of the village of Vescovato
A view of the village of Vescovato
Coat of arms of Vescovato
Coat of arms
Vescovato is located in France
Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 9°26′26″E / 42.4947°N 9.4406°E / 42.4947; 9.4406Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 9°26′26″E / 42.4947°N 9.4406°E / 42.4947; 9.4406
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Casinca-Fumalto
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Bruzi
Area1 17.52 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 2,522
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B346 /20215
Elevation 0–440 m (0–1,444 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Vescovato (Corsican: U Vescuvatu) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

Its name derives from the Italian term for "bishopric". (Italian: vescovado) According to Lucien Auguste Letteron (a Corsican Historian), the name would originate from the Bishop of Mariana, Opizzu Cortincu (1218-1260 ?) who founded the new village.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,056 —    
1968 1,509 +42.9%
1975 2,040 +35.2%
1982 2,129 +4.4%
1990 2,329 +9.4%
1999 2,316 −0.6%
2008 2,336 +0.9%
2011 2,522 +8.0%


  • French footballer Charles Orlanducci, born in Vescovato in 1951.
  • French cheesemaker and restaurant owner Michel Pierucci, born in Vescovato in 1966. Involved in the political stage, where he is Director of the Commercial Chamber of Northern Corsica, and on the board of Vescovato's mayor.

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