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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Corsica
Corsica is 3367 square miles, the population 300,000.
Corsica one bishop and five hundred and ninety-seven priests, professors, directors, and chaplains.
Corsica one house of the Jesuits, six Franciscan, one Dominican, and five Capuchin monasteries, and one house of the Oblates of Mary.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04396b.htm   (1126 words)

  
 Do you want to know about Corsican public life: people, politics, government and media?
The association 'Corsica Diaspora and friends of Corsica' is aiming to mobilise the talent of the people of Corsica and their friends wherever they are; take a look at their site and if you feel able to contribute, do.
Though Corsica has a relatively small number of tourists by comparison with say the Balearics, tourist 'pressure' (the proportion of tourists to population) is relatively high (6.8), coming second to the Balearics (11.2) and way ahead of neighbouring Sardinia (0.8) among the Mediterranean islands.
IMEDOC (www.bitel.es/dir~cbe/ime.htm) - this is the co-operative organisation of the Western Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearics.
www.corsica-isula.com /public.htm   (7295 words)

  
  Corsica travel guide - Wikitravel
Corsica (French: Corse) is an island and region of France in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of France and west of Italy.
Corsica has many walking trails, including the GR 20, perhaps the best known and most difficult of all the Grande Randonnée trails.
Corsica has excellent beaches and if you, like most of Corsica's visitors, are there in the summer many of your activities will center around the beach.
wikitravel.org /en/Corsica   (1243 words)

  
  Corsica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corsica is one of the 26 régions of France, although strictly speaking Corsica is called a "territorial collective" (collectivité territoriale) by law.
Corsica is famed as the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte.
The proposed autonomy for Corsica would have included greater protection for the Corsican language (Corsu), the island's traditional language (which is also considered to be a dialect of Italian), whose practice and teaching, like other regional or minority languages in France, had in the past been discouraged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corsica   (1450 words)

  
 CORSICA - LoveToKnow Article on CORSICA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corsica is well watered by rivers and torrents, which, though short in their course, bring down large volumes of water from the mountains.
The agriculture of Corsica suffers from scarcity of labor, due partly to the apathy of the inhabitants, and from scarcity of capital.
Corsica, of which Berengar II., king of Italy, had made himself master, became in 962, after his dethronement by Otto the Great, a place of refuge for his son Adalbert, who succeeded in holding the island and in passing it on to his son, another Adalbert.
14.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/CORSICA.htm   (6440 words)

  
 Corsica - ninemsn Encarta
The Strait of Bonifacio separates Corsica from the Italian island of Sardinia to the south.
Corsica also features the Calanches, a formation of granite pinnacles that have eroded into curious forms resembling fabulous creatures, as well as stalactite caves and the Parc de la Corse regional nature park.
As in Sicily and other parts of Italy, Corsica was long noted for the practice of the vendetta, a blood feud between families or clans.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561998/Corsica.html   (810 words)

  
 Corsica - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Corsica
Corsica lies to the north of Sardinia, from which it is divided by the Strait of Bonifacio.
Corsica's special status involves a 61-member regional parliament with the power to scrutinize French National Assembly bills applicable to the island and propose amendments.
Corsica was known to the ancient Greeks as Kyrnos.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Corsica   (1163 words)

  
 Chevrolet Corsica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chevrolet Corsica was a front wheel drive automobile produced by General Motors initially as a rental fleet vehicle in 1987, then sold to the public from 1988 to 1996.
The Corsica was built upon the L-body platform which was developed (along with the N-body) to replace the front wheel drive X-body (the original name of the Corsica was the Citation III back in 1986).
The Corsica and Beretta were the second best-selling cars in America in 1988, becoming America's top-selling compact car.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chevrolet_Corsica   (438 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Corsica: Where the French Go
He started with the conquest of independent Corsica by France more than 200 years ago, and for the next hour railed against the abuses of the French, from their 18th-century wars to their 20th-century tax policies to the current service by the state-run ferry that connects the island to the mainland.
Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon, may be wholly part of France, but it was a nexus of anti-French sentiment long before most Americans even heard of Evian.
Corsica is known as a dreamscape for water sports and hiking, with legendary walks and a pair of sea-to-sea trails.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A16563-2003Jun20?language=printer   (3357 words)

  
 corsica map and information page
Corsica, a region of France, was ruled over the centuries by the Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Goths and Saracens.
The Corsica pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the history of the island here.
Landforms Corsica is referred to as the Mountain in the Sea.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/corsica.htm   (346 words)

  
 Corsica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corsica is simply one of the most beautiful and charming places we've ever visited.
Corsica encompasses beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, lush valleys and charming villages - villages weren't built near the coast because of the malaria problem.
Corsica lies west of Italy and just north of the Italian island of Sicily.
morpheus.cc /myworld/europe/france/corsica/corsica.htm   (178 words)

  
 Corsica @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was a machine-gun salute from atop the hill, near Santoni's house, to a fallen soldier in Corsica's long-running turf and identity wars.
French vacationers flock to Corsica's mountains and beaches, but the island is also home to a small but violent separatist movement that has kept the political pot boiling for a quarter century.
Corsica's persistent and violent movement to separate from France has made its way to the top of the country's political agenda.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0304/feature3   (1069 words)

  
 Corsica - MSN Encarta
Grapes, wheat, olives, vegetables, and citrus fruit are cultivated; goats and sheep are raised; and cheese is produced.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in ad476, Corsica was ruled for a time by the Vandals, then was successively a part of the Byzantine Empire and of the Lombard Kingdom (see Lombards), and from 850 to 1034 was held by the Moors.
A movement to achieve greater autonomy from France became active in Corsica in the 1970s; radical groups seeking independence directed terrorist activities at government buildings.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561998/Corsica.html   (630 words)

  
 Corsica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corsica, where the people speak their own Italian dialect, has all the attributes of a mini-continent.
The third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia, Corsica has been a problem and a bafflement to mainland France ever since 1769, when it was "sold" to Louis XV by the Genoese for 40 million francs.
For 200 years, from the 11th to the 13th century, Corsica was a colony of the old Tuscan republic of Pisa, whose builders founded beautifully proportioned Romanesque churches.
www.franceway.com /regions/corse/index.html   (293 words)

  
 Corsica family holidays and breaks
Corsica excels as a destination for extreme sports, although these can be easily modified for children.
Corsica is a place for physical pursuits rather than cultural, but many of the towns are fascinating and it has a style and history very much its own.
Be warned though, they get packed in the height of summer when you should go a little further a field, so it may be worth hiring a car or people carrier- Try Campomoro for example or La Liscia, where the watersports are superb and there are good cafes.
www.takethefamily.com /where/corsica.php   (702 words)

  
 Corsica
Corsica is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, that left the island at the age of 9.
Pasquale Paoli, the Corsican rebellion that gave The British an excuse to intervene on Corsica, was born in Bastilica.
In this part of Corsica the rocks are red thanks to iron ore. Coming along this part of the coast, leaving Girolata early in the morning and heading north, will give you a scenery long to remember.
home.online.no /~pernoll/R4_Corsica.html   (2357 words)

  
 Rousseau: Constitutional Project for Corsica
By these slight changes, the island of Corsica, which I assume to have been wholly liberated, would be divided into twelve regions which would not be entirely disproportionate to one another; especially after the municipal rights of the cities, as is proper, had been reduced, thus leaving them with less weight in their respective regions.
If Corsica needed the services of foreigners, she would need money; but since she is capable of self-sufficiency, she does not need it; and since it is useful only as a token of inequality, the less it circulates within the island, the greater its real prosperity will be.
Corsica, by starting earlier, would not have the same danger to fear; a strict system of forest control must be set up in good season, and cutting so regulated that production equals consumption.
www.constitution.org /jjr/corsica.htm   (12703 words)

  
 Corsica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1077, Pope Gregory VII ceded Corsica to Pisa.
One consequence of the transfer was the French citizenship of Napoleon I, who was born in 1769 at Ajaccio.
Since the French took control in 1768, Corsica has seen separatist movements, with repeated incidents of violence, notably the Feb., 1998, assassination of the French prefect.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/Corsica.html   (569 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Corsica
Corsica is largely mountainous; high cliffs and rocky inlets characterise much of its coast.
Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of the French, was born in Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica's southern departement.
Corsica is one of France's least-developed regions and receives large subsidies from Paris.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3028038.stm   (480 words)

  
 Corsica : the most attractive pictures
Corsica is only 180 km away from the french Riviera, but the 2 areas are like night and day.
Riviera is as urbanized as Corsica is wild.
Today, Corsica is still one of the most charming places of the Mediterranean.
www.allerencorse.com /pictures.htm   (67 words)

  
 Dolomites Bicycle Tour - General Info - Erickson Cycle Tours European Travel Packages Bicycling Tours
Corsica is a province of France, but has a more Mediterranean flavor to it foods.
Corsica is blessed with a spectacular coastline and we will be cycling most of the beautiful, winding 'corniche' roads circling the island.
There are many great tourist destinations on the island that we will visit, however, cycling on Corsica is more about the journey, as each pedal stroke takes us to a new experience, and each bend in the road presents constantly changing adventure.
ecycletours.com /content2005/17-corsica.htm   (494 words)

  
 Yacht Charter from the Meditterranean Island of Corsica.
The Island of Corsica lies about 100 miles South of the French Coast, it is closer to Italy, than it is to France.
Corsica has a different Mediterranean Character to the French Riviera, reinforced by by the geography of the Island.
For the Yachtsman cruising in Corsica, the Mountains provide one of the most scenic and impressive back drops in the Western Mediterranean, in some places the actual mountains are the coast.
www.interyachtcharter.com /france-corsica.htm   (232 words)

  
 Pinguicula corsica
the Corsica island was not disconnected from the continent by the Atlantic waters entering from the Strait of Gibraltar.
Corsica remain more or less untouched by several ice ages, the insular climate was probably relatively predictable and there was no necessity for this species to adapt to fundamentally changing conditions and to conquer new territories.
Corsica has been referred to as the "Isle of Beauty" and the "Scented Isle" as the air is heavy with the fragrance of the maquis and the magnificent forests of pine, oak, beech and chestnut which exist on the lower mountain slopes.
www.pinguicula.org /pages/plantes/pinguicula_corsica.htm   (1153 words)

  
 Corsica en naturisme
Tussen Piana Verde al Mare en Corsica Natura ligt een stuk niemandsland, waar slechts enkele gelukkigen erin zijn geslaagd om een min of meer permanent verblijf in te richten.
Villata is de oudste naturistische camping op Corsica, gelegen op een prachtige locatie: aan een komvormige baai met een zandstrandje en een gave Genuese toren direct in het vizier.
Corsica staat bekend om de interessante duikmogelijkheden, die zich ook voordoen binnen een naturistische context.
home.wanadoo.nl /irpp   (4036 words)

  
 Hotels in Corsica France, Hotel List
Corsica, the very famous Mediterranean French island reached by millions of tourists every year, so near to the Italian island of Sardinia but so different as it generated from a separate continental block.
Corsica is peculiar as the beauty of the coastal side and beaches finds a challenge in the inner territory with its high mountains, rich forests and many rivers.
If you are travelling to Corsica during your next vacations, here is the starting point: select your hotel from this comprehensive list, from cheap budget to luxury hotels in most Corse vacation spots, contact directly the hotel or make an on-line reservation booking.
www.hotelup.com /eng-corsica.asp   (146 words)

  
 City of Corsica
Corsica was established in August of 1905, when the railroad extended its line.
It was named Corsica because some of the railroad workers were from the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
Corsica's population is 619 and was chosen as Governor George S. Mickelson's 1990 Community of the Year
www.corsica.k12.sd.us /Community/Community.htm   (93 words)

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