Corte (Corsican: Corti) in is a city (a "commune" in French) in the Haute-Corse département in central area of Corsica, in France. It is the fourth-largest city in Corsica (after Ajaccio, Bastia, and Porto-Vecchio), with a population of 6,329 inhabitants in 1999. Corte was the capital of the Corsican independent state during the period of Pasquale Paoli.
Geography[change | change source]
- Area: 149.27 km²
- Average altitude: 486 m
Important places in Corte[change | change source]
- The Fortress (A citadella)
- The Museum of Corsica (Museu di a Corsica),
Roads[change | change source]
Corte is connected to Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi by the Corsican railway.
University[change | change source]
Corte has become a major University town in Corsica since the Pasquale Paoli University opened 1980.
Famous people born in Corte[change | change source]
- Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844), the eldest brother of the French Emperor Napoleon I.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website (in French)
- Tourist office website (in French)
- University of Corsica