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Corsica

Corsica Facts

Corsica facts
  • Name: Corsica
  • Capital City: Ajaccio (65,153 pop.)
  • Corsica Population: 302,000 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Corsica
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: French 87.1%, other 10% (Moroccan, Italian, Portuguese)
  • GDP total: $7 billion (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $20,300 (2010 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), but a large number of Corsicans speak Corsican, or (Corsu)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Ajaccio
  • Name: The origin of Corsica's name is disputed, however ancient Greeks called the island Kurnos, and it is suggested that the adjectival ending -ica replaced -nos. The meaning behind the word is unknown.
  • National Day: July 14
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 88%, Muslim 5%, Protestant 2%, unaffiliated 2%, Jewish 1%
  • Symbols