Nation profile

Corsica
Corsica

General information
Population
316,257 inhabitants (2014)
Area
8.860 km2
Institutions
Executive Council of Corsica and Parliament of Corsica
Major cities
Aiacciu (administrative capital), Corti (historical capital)
Administració estatal
France
Territorial languages
Corsican, Ligur
Official languages
French
Major religion
Christianity (Catholicism)
National day
8 December

Politics

Capital: Aiacciu
President: Gilles Simeoni, For Corsica (since 2015)
Political system: Territorial collectivity within the unitary French state
Distribution of seats in Parliament (2010 election). 51 members:
For Corsica (Femu a Corsica and Corsica Libera, pro-autonomy and pro-independence) - 24
Corsica First (PRG, Front de Gauche, centre-left unionism) - 12
Le Rassemblement (LR and UDI, centre-right unionism) - 11
National Front (unionist radical right) - 4
Electoral system: proportional
Government: For Corsica
Degree of autonomy
In 1991 the Region of Corsica became the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica, adopting a specific statute within the French Republic. Corsica gained a certain degree of political and administrative autonomy -but no law-making powers- and became the most decentralized region in European France, with a system similar to other decentralized states in Europe.

Links

Government
Official site of the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica www.corse.fr
Political parties
Femu a Corsica www.femuacorsica.com
Corsica Libera www.corsicalibera.com
Language and Culture
Corsican culture www.linguacorsa.net
Media
Info Club Corsica, news and more information from Corsica http://info.club-corsica.com
Alta Frequenza, a Corsican radio channel www.alta-frequenza.com

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