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Haute-Corse (Department, France)

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Administrative data

Code: 2B
Region: Corsica
Traditional provinces: Corsica
Bordering departments: Corse-du-Sud

Area: 4,666 km2
Population (1995): 135,400 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bastia
Sous-préfectures: Calvi, Corte
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 30 cantons, 236 communes.

The former department of Corse (20) was divided in 1975 into Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica) and Haute-Corse (Upper-Corsica). The two departments had existed in the past (1795-1811), being then named Liamone and Golo, respectively, after two rivers.