Corse-du-Sud (French pronunciation: [kɔʁs.dy.syd]; Corsican: Corsica suttana, English: Southern Corsica) is still as of 2019[update] an administrative department of France consisting of the southern part of the island of Corsica. The corresponding departmental territorial collectivity merged with that of Haute-Corse on 1 January 2018, forming the single territorial collectivity of Corsica, coinciding with territorial elections The people living in Corse-du-Sud are called "Southerners" (Suttanacci).
Location of Corse-du-Sud in France
|• President of the Departemental Council||Pierre-Jean Luciani (DVD)|
|• Total||4,014 km2 (1,550 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the single department of Corsica was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries corresponded to the former department of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811.
On 6 July 2003 a referendum rejected increased autonomy by a small majority, with 50.98 percent voting against and 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for the French Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization programme.
Current National Assembly representativesEdit
|Corse-du-Sud's 1st constituency||Jean-Jacques Ferrara||The Republicans|
|Corse-du-Sud's 2nd constituency||Paul-André Colombani||Pè a Corsica|
The former department enjoys the mild and hot climate of Mediterranean Islands, and therefore attracts a lot of tourists. Its perhaps largest tourist attraction is the city of Bonifacio, part of which is built upon a huge cliff. But inside mountains are beautiful as well, especially the Aiguilles de Bavella, some naked, needle-like rocks.
- Morgane Rubetti (1 December 2017). "Corse : cinq questions pour comprendre les élections territoriales". Le Figaro. Retrieved 2 December 2017.