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The church of the Annunciation, before restoration, in A Belfasca
The church of the Annunciation, before restoration, in A Belfasca
Zalana is located in France
Coordinates: 42°15′41″N 9°22′34″E / 42.2614°N 9.3761°E / 42.2614; 9.3761Coordinates: 42°15′41″N 9°22′34″E / 42.2614°N 9.3761°E / 42.2614; 9.3761
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Ghisonaccia
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Oriente
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurent Marchetti
Area1 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 137
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B356 /20272
Elevation 193–847 m (633–2,779 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

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


Zalana is in the Castagniccia region of Corsica in the Moïta-Verde canton. The village is located on the east coast of the island 22 km from the sea by road. The connecting road ends in the village. It is situated on the mountainside at an altitude of 675m and has a view over the sea. Located in the south of the Castagniccia region, it is a quiet, rural village away from the busy coastal cities and their tourists. Many pleasant walks begin in the village, including one that takes you to a typical Genoese bridge.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 210 —    
1968 243 +15.7%
1975 210 −13.6%
1982 164 −21.9%
1990 172 +4.9%
1999 128 −25.6%
2008 149 +16.4%

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