Southern Corsica
Santa Giulia beach - Porto Vecchio
Central Corsica
Corsican Village
Southern Corsica beach
Roccapina beach - Region Valinco
Corsican Mountain
Prehistoric Statue Filitosa - Southern Corsica
Corsican coast
Murtoli Beach - Region Valinco

Corsica in figures

Corsica in figures, population, territory, culture and transports in Corsica

 

Population of Corsica


2005 : 276 911 inhabitants
2006 : 278 650 inhabitants (Upper Corsica : 141 603 / Southern Corsica : 118 593)

Dividing up according to the age (2004) :
- than 20 years old : 22%
20 up to 59 years old : 53.40%
60 years old and + : 24.60%

(FNISES Sources)

Territory of Corsica


360 communes (Upper Corsica : 236 / Southern Corsica : 124)

Main Towns (1999) :
Ajaccio 52 880 inhabitants
Bastia 37 884 inhabitants
Porto-Vecchio 10 326 inhabitants
Corte 6 329 inhabitants
Calvi 5 177 inhabitants


Main microregions (1999) :
Ajaccio, 76 657 inhabitants, 73 inhab/km²
Bastia, 66 078 inhabitants, 184 inhab/km²


(FNISES Sources)

Culture of Corsica (1998)


120 conservation ancient monuments
3000 archaeological sites
8 conservation museums
33 cinema auditoriums

(FNISES Sources)

Tourism in Corsica


6.4 millions of tourist overnight stays in 2006

Hotels : 10 876 rooms (2007)
Average length of stay: 2.3 days (2006)
FILL (2001) : 81% in june, 71% in july, 87% in august, 81% in september.

Campsites : 19 982 tent places (2007)
Average length of stay: 4,2 days (2006)
FILL (2000) : 17% in june, 51% in july, 66% in august,16% in september.

(FNISES Sources)

Transports in Corsica


Airports Passengers traffic (2004) :
Ajaccio, 975 147 passengers
Bastia, 819 556 passengers
Figari, 261 791 passengers
Calvi, 224 796 passengers

(Regional Observatory of Transports of Corsica Sources)

Ports Passengers Traffic (2004) :
Ajaccio, 776 000 passengers
Bastia, 2 041 000 passengers
Bonifacio, 275 passengers
Calvi, 174 000 passengers
Ile Rousse, 167 000 passengers
Porto-vecchio, 78 000 passengers
Propriano, 92 000 passengers

(Regional Observatory of Transports of Corsica Sources)

The Companies which serve Corsica

Continent - Corsica :
● SNCM
● CMN
● Corsica Ferries

Italy – Corsica :
● Corsica Ferries
● Moby Lines
● Saremar
● Corsica Marittima
● Happy Line
● Lauro & Tris

Land Transports (1999) :
Road Network of 7392 km (4256 km in Upper Corsica 3136 km en Southern Corsica)

Railway Network

232 km long, during the summer months, it serves the following lines :

- 4 daily round trips between Bastia & Ajaccio (with a stop in Corte ) 158km, 3h25 to forecast
- 1 daily round trip between Bastia & Calvi, 120km, 2h44 to forecast
- 3 daily round trips between Ponte Leccia & Balagne Region


Between Bastia & Casamozza, you will find a shuttle service serving 20 stations in 30min ( 21km )
The Calvi - l’Ile Rousse line serves 18 stops, 50mn to forecast (22km)

However, in winter the traffic is much more reduced.

Traffic en 2004 in thousands de travellers-km : 23,469


NB : FNISES Sources.