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CORSICA

Summary presentation.

Corsica is an island.



In the heart of the bay of Genes, Corsica is situated in latitudes between 41 ° and 43 ° of latitude the North appreciably identical to those of Pyrenees and the Apennines of Italy.
Lengthened(Stretched out) on a north-south axis, the island extends over 183 km long and 85 km wide and possesses 1000 km of coasts.
Provence is only in approximately 160 km. Sardinia, it, is only 12 km in the direction of the South.

She is in 170 km from Nice, 320 km from Marseille, 260 km from Toulon, 190 km of Genes, 115 km of Livourne. The island is distant from 90 km of the Italian port of Piombino.
Corsica is a very mountainous island, of which the highlight, goes up him Cinto, reaches 2710 m of height, it possesses 50 other summits which exceed the 2000 m. The mountain is omnipresent on the island with an average height of 568 m, these tops overhang more than 1 000 km of banks. The west coast, exposed to the dominant winds, is the most cut. She is dug by deep bays.
The coast is characterized by steep and wild banks. In the oriental part of Corsica the relief is less fearless than towards the West and mountains exceed hardly on 1500 m height. The quotation the West possesses a hilly landscape and contrasts with the oriental plain.


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TWO DEPARTMENTS

- La CORSE-DU-SUD (2A) 118 200 h

The Administrative centre of department is Ajaccio.
He is also the leader place of Region.
Chefs-lieu of districts is Ajaccio and Sartène.
He understands 2 districts, 22 cantons, 124 municipalities on a 4 014 km surface ².

- La HAUTE-CORSE (2B) 131 600 h

The Administrative centre of department is Bastia.
Chefs-lieu of districts is Calvi and Corte.
He understands 3 districts, 30 cantons, 236 municipalities on a 4 666 km surface ².

Ajaccio is the seat of Academy.
The Prefecture of region is in Ajaccio.
Bastia is the seat of a yard of call.
Corsica is connected with the military region of Lyon.
The surface is 8 680 km ².
The population is 249 800 inhabitants.

The main cities are Ajaccio, Bastia, Sartène, Corte, Calvi, Bonifacio, the Red Island and Porto-Vecchio.


THE MOUNTAIN CORSICA

Generally speaking the mountain is omnipresent on the island, with an average height of 568 m. The island can be then considered really as a mountain in the sea.

The " Corsican mountains "

- mountain cintu (on 2710 m)

- mountain Rotondo (on 2625 m)

- mountain Cardu (on 2435 m)

- mountain Of Oro (on 2391 m)

- mountain Renoso (on 2357 m)

- Incudine (on 2136 m)

- mountain Tozzu (on 2099 m)

- Stello mountain (on 1307 m)....


 


 

THE CLIMATE

The climate in Corsica is of Mediterranean type, with warm and dry summers, winters sweet and wet.
The annual average temperature exceeds 12 ° C. The temperature of the sea water allows the bathing of her in the middle of May in mid-October. These temperatures reach their maximum in August with an average of 29 ° for the air and 25 ° for the sea.
Of the beginning of June at the end of September, the rain becomes rare in border of coast; thunderstorms, sometimes violent burst into mountain, especially towards the end of the summer. Corsica also benefits from more than 2700 hours of period of sunshine a year.
The winters are sweet but often rigorous in mountain where the snow can hang on all year long to certain summits. The practice of the ski is moreover possible several months a year.

THE WEATHER REPORT IN CORSICA






THE GR 20

The GR20 is the fleuron of the mountain Corsica; it is the path of height considered as being the most difficult of Europe.

The GR20 offers to the warned walker an initiatory journey in the heart of ' a world in the wild beauty.


.Distance: 175 in 200 km,
· Made uneven total: more than 10 000m,
· Lasted: 12 in 15j of walking at the rate of 5 at 10 am of walking a day.
· Difficulties: the sometimes difficult steep, meteorological made uneven, some crests, snow in the beginning of season, passages equipped with banisters, some alpine stages.

The GR20 is the work of a man Michel Fabrikant.
The beaconing is for the standards of the F.F.R.P. French union of Hike, c ' està to say red and white.

The GR 20 leaves Calenzana, near Calvi to end in Conca around of Port Vecchio, so crossing the Regional Natural reserve.

It is thus 200 km of absolute beauty but not divested of difficulty which the experienced walker can cover.



Route of the GR20 on the card this against



 
SERVICES


Community territorial of Corsica: 04.95.51.64.64.

Airport of Ajaccio Campo of the oro: 04.95.23.56.56.

Harbour and road station: 04.95.21.28.01.

Park Ajaccio FNRC: 04.95.23.11.03.

CMN: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.55.25.55

SNCM: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.54.66.90

Hospital: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.59.11.11

Central commissionership: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.55.22.22

C.R.O.S.S rescue in sea: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.20.13.63

Park Bastia FNRC: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.32.80.61

Coaches:
The Fast Overalls: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.31.03.79

Coaches S.I.T.B: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.31.06.65

Coaches Santini: 33 ( 0 ) 4.95.37.04.01

 

 

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