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Haute-Corse (Department, France)

Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 2B
Region: Corse
Traditional province: Corsica
Bordering department: Corse-du-Sud

Area: 4,666 km2
Population (1999): 148,000 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bastia
Sous-préfectures: Calvi, Corte
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 30 cantons, 236 communes.

The former department of Corse (20) was divided on 1 January 1976 into Corse-du-Sud (South Corsica) and Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica). The two departments already existed in 1793-1811, as Liamone and Golo (two rivers' names), respectively.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009