Calenzana (French pronunciation: ​[kalɛnzana]; Corsican: Calinzana) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

Calenzana
Calenzana seen from the GR 20
Calenzana seen from the GR 20
Coat of arms of Calenzana
Location of Calenzana
Calenzana is located in France
Calenzana
Calenzana
Calenzana is located in Corsica
Calenzana
Calenzana
Coordinates: 42°30′31″N 8°51′21″E / 42.5086°N 8.8558°E / 42.5086; 8.8558Coordinates: 42°30′31″N 8°51′21″E / 42.5086°N 8.8558°E / 42.5086; 8.8558
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentHaute-Corse
ArrondissementCalvi
CantonCalvi
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Guidoni[1]
Area
1
182.77 km2 (70.57 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,461
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2B049 /20214
Elevation0–2,144 m (0–7,034 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

In 1732 it was the site of an uprising by Corsican nationalists against the island's Genoese rulers.

It is now best known as the starting (or finishing) point of the GR 20 long distance walk.

The commune contains the Étang de Crovani, a coastal lagoon, that lies behind the Crovani beach (or Argentella beach) on Crovani bay.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,050—    
19681,061+1.0%
19751,478+39.3%
19821,623+9.8%
19901,535−5.4%
19991,722+12.2%
20081,943+12.8%

MonumentsEdit

 
Saint-Restitude (15th century)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Plage de l'Argentella - Crovani à Calenzana", plages.tv (in French), retrieved 2021-12-02