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Coat of arms of Haute-Corse
Coat of arms
Location of Haute-Corse in France
Location of Haute-Corse in France
Country France
Region Corsica
Prefecture Bastia
Subprefectures Calvi
 • President of the General Council Joseph Castelli (since November 2010)
 • Total 4,666 km2 (1,802 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 141,603
 • Rank 93rd
 • Density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 2B
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 15
Communes 236
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Haute-Corse (French pronunciation: ​; Corsican: Corsica suprana) (English: Upper Corsica) is a department of France composed of the northern part of the island of Corsica.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Culture and politics 4
    • General Council 4.1
  • Tourism 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7


The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica was divided into Upper Corsica (Haute-Corse) and South Corsica (Corse-du-Sud). The department corresponds exactly to the former department of Golo, which existed between 1793 and 1811.

Map of Haute-Corse


The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud.


The people living in this subregion are called "Northeners" (Supranacci).

Culture and politics

The Corsicans are a fiercely independent people. However, a 6 July 2003 referendum on increased autonomy was voted down by a very thin majority: 50.98 percent against to 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization policies.

General Council

The President of the General Council is Paul Giacobbi, who has held the office since 1998.

Party seats
Left Radical Party 9
Miscellaneous Left 7
Union for a Popular Movement 5
Miscellaneous Right 5
Socialist Party 3
MoDem 1


See also

External links

  • (French) General Council website
  • (English) Haute-Corse at DMOZ
  • (French) University of Corsica website
  • (English) Corsica Isula
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