information about state
CORSICA - GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: 250 000
Official Language: French
Corsica is an island situated in the west Mediterranean included to the administration of France. The island is known as a Pearl of Mediterraneum or also Mountain-range in the Sea.
It is interesting that Napoleon Bonaparte was born here.
The island is included to the administarion of France.
According to the name „Mountain-range in the Sea“ we can conclude that the Corsica could be mountaneous island- with average altitude of 568 m – and it is true. Except of this, there are numerous rivers, very attractive for water tourists.
There is a Mediterranean climate on the coasts , but with the arising sea-level it is changing a lot. The temperatures are dropping and oft rains are very heavy.
see: section France
Corsica is an island. You can choice your way of transport , if you prefere to go there by plane or by ship. Provided you choose a ship-transport, the best connection is from Italian Port of Livorno. You can, of course, use the other Italian or French Ports ( Genova, Savonna, Marseille, Nice, Toulon). The prices for a person are ranging from EUR 20,- up to EUR 35,-.
During driving a car along Corsica (with the exception of the way on eastern coast) you have to keep „cold head“ and not to feel a dizzyness. Local roads are quite exposed and narrow.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.