Corsicae

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Corsicae
Corse
Region o Fraunce

Flag
Kintra Banner o Fraunce Fraunce
Prefectur Ajaccio
Depairtments
Government
 • Preses Paul Giacobbi (PRG)
Area
 • Total 8,680 km2 (3,350 sq mi)
Population (1 Januar 2008)
 • Total 302,000
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 7 billion (2006)[1]
GDP per capita € 20,300 (2006)[1]
NUTS Region FR8
Website www.corse.fr

Corsicae (play /ˈkɔːrsɪkə/; French: Corse, IPA: [kɔʁs]; Corsican: Corsica; Italian: Corsica, IPA: [ˈkɔrsika]) an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is locatit wast o Italy, sootheast o the French mainland, an north o the island o Sardinie.

Corsicae is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce, although strictly speakin Corsicae is designatit as a "territorial collectivity" (collectivité territoriale) bi law. As a territorial collectivity, it enjoys greater pouers than ither French régions, but for the maist pairt its status is quite similar. Corsicae is referred tae as a "région" in common speech, an is amaist aaways leetit amang the ither régions o Fraunce. Although the island is separatit frae the continental mainland bi the Ligurian Sea an is closer tae Italy than tae the French mainland, politically Corsicae is pairt o Metropolitan Fraunce. It wis ance briefly an unthrilt Corsican Republic, till bein incorporatit intae Fraunce in 1769. Its cultur haes French an Italian elements blendit intae it.

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