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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 9.10596 lat : 42.15169
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 9°6'21.4632 lat : 42°9'6.0768
Surface area: 8723.3 km2 (22.971 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 950 km
Average height: 568 metre
Length island: 183 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 80 km
Name : Monte Cinto (2706 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 327283
Population density: 37.71 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Bastia (N), Calvi (NW), Corte (M), Sartène (ZW), Bonifacio (Z)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Corse
Archipelago (island group): Corsica
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Île Cavallo 2.3 km SouthEast
2) Sardinia 11.9 km South
3) La maddalena 19.1 km SouthEast
4) Caprera 24.2 km EastSouthEast
5) Capraia 27 km East
6) Pianosa 42.3 km East
7) Elba 50 km East
8) Gorgona 59.3 km NorthEast
9) Montecristo 60.3 km East
10) Asinara 62.2 km SouthWest
11) Tavolara 65 km SouthEast
12) Molara 68.5 km SouthEast
13) Del Giglio 107.9 km East
14) Isola del Tinetto 117.6 km NorthNorthEast
15) Isola del Tino 117.8 km NorthNorthEast
16) Palmaria 118.6 km NorthNorthEast
17) Giannutri 126.4 km East
18) Île Sainte-Marguerite 169.5 km NorthWest
19) Île Saint-Honorat 169.8 km NorthWest
20) Île du Levant 182.5 km WestNorthWest
21) Île de Port Cros 187.9 km WestNorthWest
22) Isola Bisentina 194.5 km East
23) Isola Martana 198.2 km East
24) Île de Porquerolles 200.4 km WestNorthWest
25) Isola Maggiore 214.8 km East
Country: France
Location in Country: Southeast
Name région: Region Corsica
Name Département: Departementen Haute-Corse en Corse-du-Sud
Main place: Ajaccio
Location Main place: West
Sea: Mediterranean Sea
Distance to main land: 83 km
Nearest Country: Italy
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Most mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea


Topographic islandmap Corsica

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Height map of Corsica

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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Corsica

The weather type in Sambucolight snowweericoon
Current temperature: 0 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 1.69 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: East-northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1014 mb
Humidity: 92 %
Daylength at 2 December 2022:9 hour and 19 minutes
Sunrise: 07:33 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:52 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Corsica

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1490 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Bicycle facilities: No

island-Sights, island-Tourism - island-attractions

Wikipedia Corsica ?> Wikipedia: Wikipedia Corsica
Tourist information: Info Corsica
Youtube: Youtube Corsica
UNESCO Corsica ?> UNESCO: Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve


island accommodation: Hotel ,Holiday Home, Camping

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Campings at Corsica ?> Camping 1) A Stella
2) Campeole L’Avena
3) Cavallo Morto
4) D’Olzo
5) Golfo di Sogno
6) Kevano Plage
7) La Pietra
8) La Riviere
9) Le Campoloro
10) Le Damier
11) Le Miami Plage
12) l’Esplanade
13) Mulinacciu
14) Santa Lucia
15) Via Romana
16) Arinella Bianca
17) Bagheera
18) Benista
19) Colomba
20) De la Cote des Nacres
21) Dolce Vita
22) Fautea
23) Kalliste
24) La Chiappa
25) La Morsetta Camping
26) La Pinede
27) La Vetta
28) L’Acciola
29) Le Clos des Chenes
30) Le Porto
31) Le Sagone Camping
32) Les Ilots d’Or
33) Les Oliviers
34) Marina d’Aleria
35) Marina d’Erba Rossa
36) Paradella
37) Pian del Fosse
38) Pinarello
39) Ras l’Bol
40) Riva Bella Thalasso Spa Resort
41) Rondinara
42) San Damiano
43) Sole e Vista
44) Torraccia
45) U Farniente Pertamina
46) U Furu
47) U Prunelli
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Landuse Corsica

 Forest   2624.5 km2 
 30% 
 Nature   4529.4 km2 
 52% 
 Agriculture   884.2 km2 
 10% 
 Wet nature   13.9 km2 
 0% 
 Water   48 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   155.7 km2 
 2% 
 Infrastructure   9.6 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   140.1 km2 
 2% 
 Rock outcrop   317.7 km2 
 4%