Vescovato, Haute-Corse

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Vescovato

U Vescuvatu
A view of the village of Vescovato
A view of the village of Vescovato
Coat of arms of Vescovato
Coat of arms
Location of Vescovato
Vescovato is located in France
Vescovato
Vescovato
Vescovato is located in Corsica
Vescovato
Vescovato
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
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentHaute-Corse
ArrondissementCorte
CantonCasinca-Fumalto
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Bruzi
Area
1
17.52 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,837
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2B346 /20215
Elevation0–440 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.

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,056—    
19681,509+42.9%
19752,040+35.2%
19822,129+4.4%
19902,329+9.4%
19992,316−0.6%
20082,336+0.9%
20112,522+8.0%

Personalities[edit]

  • French footballer Charles Orlanducci, born in Vescovato in 1951.
  • French industrialist and entrepreneur Michel Pierucci, born in Vescovato in 1966. Involved in the political stage, where he was Director of the Businenss Chamber of Northern Corsica, and the opposition to the mayor. He is a non-affiliated right-winged politician. [2]
  • Joachim Murat, former Maréchal of France and once King of Naples, briefly hid out in Vescovato in August 1815 after Napoleon's ultimate defeat at Waterloo, before marching on Ajaccio.
  • Joachin Pierucci, former industrialist, turned philanthropist. He was part of the French national team of pétanque, for which he received the Bronze Médaille des Sports and ran La Boule Dorée. [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.corsematin.com/article/corse/les-elections-des-chambres-de-metiers-devant-la-justice
  3. ^ http://www.boulistenaute.com/actualite-corse-nouveau-record-pour-christophe-jumel-en-corse-11824

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