mardi 14 janvier 2014

Les Villes Corses: Corsican Cities

The six laregst towns or cities in Corsica are Ajaccio, Bastia, Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio, Corte and Calvi. They are each in a different region in Corsica, from the very north, to the very south, and to west to east. Bastia is in the north and is the second largest city in Corsica with a population of around 40, 000. To the very south is the town of Bonifacio, with a population of around 3,000 people. You can see the Italian island of Sardinia from Bonifacio. It has a lot of Italian influences too. Calvi, is the town to the north-west and it has a population of around 5,500 people. Many celebs visit Calvi, Keira Knightly and her boyfriend were there last spring, soaking up the beaches and shopping at the many one-of-a-kind boutiques they have to offer there. On the east coast, is the town of Porto-Vecchio, which has a population of 10,000 people. Many tourists come to Porto-Vecchio for Via-Notte, the biggest club on the island and the biggest club in Europe without a roof, it is right by the beach. Many young adults come here during the spring and summer. Also there are many rich people also who live in Corsica, with their private beaches and mansions right next to it. Corte, which is right in the middle of the island is the known to be the most "traditonal' Corsican town and it has the l'Université de Corse Pasqual-Paoli. A majority of the people speak Corsican as well as French and many people try to retrain their Corsican culture. The population is about 7, 000 people but it feels like a smaller town when in the old district up on the hill. The largest city and the capitol of the island though is Ajaccio. Ajaccio has a population of 60,000 people and it is also the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the city that I lived in last year and it was a wonderful place to live because you have the down town for shopping, restaurants and clubs, the beaches to relax, many available offices because it is a  the capitol of Corsica, but you are not very far from the county side and mountains to go hiking or camping. It really has many things for an enjoyable time! 

This is the link to my video about the Corsican towns and cities!

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