Corsica (Corsican: Corsica, French: Corse) is a Mediterranean island belonging to France. The island is located in the Gulf of Genoa, south of Italy, southeast of mainland France (170 km north of Nice) and the north of Sardinia. It is the Mediterranean’s fourth largest island. Corsica is known as Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace. In Corsica, speaks French and Corsican.
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During the early 2000s, the Corsica has gained interest as a tourist destination, with combined bath, family and adventure tourism. The hiking trail GR 20 also attracts many to travel to the island. Political Corsica is a French region, although there are tendencies for more independent relative to France. The island has 260 196 inhabitants and an area of 8682 sq. km. Tourism in Corsica, despite the island’s location is relatively limited and mainly concentrated in the area around the towns of Calvi and l’Ile Rousse on the north coast.