|Region of France|
|• President||Paul Giacobbi (PRG)|
|• Total||8,680 km2 (3,350 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2011)|
|• Density||36/km2 (94/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-H|
|GDP/ Nominal||€7 billion (2006)1|
|GDP per capita||€20,300 (2006)1|
Corsica (//; French: Corse, IPA: [kɔʁs]; Corsican: Corsica; Italian: Corsica; Ligurian: Corsega) is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Before French domination, Corsica was under the ownership of the Republic of Genoa.
Corsica is one of the 27 régions of France, although it is designated as a territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) by law. As a territorial collectivity, it enjoys some greater powers than other French régions. Corsica is referred to as a "région" in common speech, and is almost always listed among the other régions of France. Corsica is split into two departments, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, with its regional capital in Ajaccio, the prefecture of Corse-du-Sud. Bastia, the prefecture of Haute-Corse, is the second-largest settlement in Corsica.
Although the island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is closer to Italy than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France. After rule from the Republic of Genoa starting in 1282, Corsica was briefly an independent Corsican Republic from 1755 until its conquest by France in 1769. Corsica's culture contains elements of both the French and Italian, and its constitution while a Republic was written in Italian. The native Corsican language is recognised as a regional language by the French government.
The French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio. His ancestral home, Casa Buonaparte, is today used as a museum. The northern town of Calvi claims to be the birthplace of the explorer Christopher Columbus.2
Geely (Chinese: 吉利; pinyin: Jílì) means "auspicious" or "lucky" in Mandarin Chinese. History
Founding Geely in 1986 as a refrigerator-maker with money borrowed from family, Li Shufu transformed his company into a successful private automaker selling inexpensive products to Chinese consumers. A pioneer private Chinese automaker, in 2003 it remained the only domestic car manufacturer to lack ties to the Chinese state although another big-sized, politically independent automaker was rising around this time, BYD Auto. (Great Wall Motors may be considered one more Chinese automaker less-burdened with ties to the state.)
The Geely LC (sold as the Geely Panda in China) After the purchase of a failing, state-run firm, Geely manufactured motorcycles in the mid-nineties. Small van production began in 1998, and a year after Geely received state approval to make automobiles, car production began in 2002. It had its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. Between 2006 and 2008, Geely expressed its desire to sell in the EU and United States markets, and in pursuit of this goal it presented at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. It followed with a 2006 showing at the Detroit auto show. Export to the EU and United States was postponed, but the company has recently started EU sales. Geely approached Ford in mid-2008 about a possible takeover of Volvo Cars. On October 28, 2009, Geely was named as the preferred buyer of Volvo by the American automaker. A deal was reached in late March and completed in early August, 2010. Volvo continues to operate independent of its new owners, but Geely wants to make Volvo-branded cars in China something Volvo (but not the Chinese state) has agreed to, desires synergy, and nowadays communicates with the company via a special, twice-yearly meeting. In 2010, total sales of over 415,000 units allowed the company a near 2% market share. Sales were lower than a reported 680,000 units per year production capacity. In December 2011, it was announced that Geely would begin selling Chinese-designed and -manufactured cars in the United Kingdom at the end of 2012, with the first model to go on sale being the Emgrand EC7. The company has also stated its intention to begin sales in Italy. Operations
Research and development In 2007, Geely applied for about 120 intellectual property rights. One third were patents and two thirds were utility models. In comparison to patents, utility models are cheaper and less research intensive. Since 2005, the patent and utility model applications nearly doubled. From 2005 to 2006 it was quintupled. Also from 2007 to 2010, Geely increased the number of applications. Between these three years, it increased the number of applications from less than 200 to more than 1,400 applications. Production facilities
Part of the assembly line of the Geely plant in Beilun, China Headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Geely has production bases located in: Lanzhou, Gansu (completed in 2006, Geely construction in the region continued as of August 2010, either for expanding the existing facility or on a new semi-complete knock-down factory); Xiangtan, Hunan; 40 minutes south of Shanghai; Jinan, Shandong province; and at Linhai, Luqiao, and Ningbo, in Zhejiang. As of 2011, two Volvo making plants were planned—one each in the cities of Daqing and Chengdu, and work on a transmissions-making factory in Tongliang, Chongqing, has been initiated. At least four overseas factories assemble Geely models probably from semi-complete or complete knock-down kits. These facilities are located in: Indonesia, and some of its production has been imported back to China; Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Micro Cars; Malaysia; Russia, where assembly is controlled by local firm Derways; and Ukraine. These locations are not necessarily affiliated with or owned by Geely. Geely models are sold in Turkey and may be assembled there as well. Manganese Bronze joint venture Established in 2007, Shanghai LTI Automobile Components Co Ltd is a joint venture with Manganese Bronze Holdings. It makes the TX4, a licensed London Black Cab, in Fengjing, Shanghai. The company exports semi-complete knock-down kits for assembly in the UK. Drivetrain Systems International In 2009 Geely bought Drivetrain Systems International Pty Ltd, a global transmission developer headquartered in Australia. Products
Passenger cars Geely sells passenger cars under the Emgrand, Englon, Geely, Gleagle, and Volvo marques. Some Geely passenger cars include engine technology from Robert Bosch GmbH and seatbelts provisioned from Autoliv. Many of Geely's early products are based on the Xiali TJ7300, a variant of the 1987 Daihatsu Charade. Models such as the Haoqing (豪情) (five-door), Merrie (美日) (five-door), Uliou (优利欧) (four-door), and Urban Nanny (van and pick-up truck) have Charade bases, but feature a more prominent chromed grille. A sense of humor imbues the names of some Geely vehicles. One sedan is called the "King kong", and an early model was named You Li Ou, a play on words that means "better than the Tianjin Xiali or the Buick Sail", two of its competitors. Geely has spent great effort in upgrading its technology and has self-developed several original products, such as Geely FC, Geely Panda, Emgrand models, etc. Emgrand Main article: Emgrand
The Emgrand EC7 Geely's medium to high-end luxury brand, Emgrand (Chinese: 帝豪品牌; pinyin: dì háo pǐnpái) was launched in 2009. Emgrand products include: 2009 — Emgrand EC7 — 1.8 L CVVT sedan/hatchback 2010 — Emgrand EC8 2.0L, 2.4L sedan 2010 — Emgrand EC7-RV 1.5L, 1.8L hatchback 2011 — Emgrand EX7 SUV Englon
The Englon SC5-RV Launched in 2010, and replacing the Shanghai Maple brand, Englon (Chinese: 英伦; pinyin: yīng lún) emulates classic, British style, and its model line includes a TX4 sold on the Chinese market. Some of its cars are built by Geely subsidiary Shanghai LTI. Geely marque
The Geely MK/LG King Kong Geely marque products include: Xiali TJ7300-based 1998 — HQ/Haoqing/Haoqing SRV (豪情/豪情SRV) — 1.0 L & 1.3 L & 1.5 L hatchback 2000 — MR/Merrie (美日) — hatchback 2002 — MR/Uliou/MS (优利欧) 2004 — PU/Rural Nanny/Urban Nanny 2002 — BL/Beauty Leopard/BO (美人豹) — 1.5 L coupe Daewoo-designed 2005 — CK/Freedom Cruiser — 1.3 L & 1.5 L & 1.6 L sedan 2005 — Geely 美日之星 — 1.1 L & 1.3 L hatchback 2006 — MK/LG/KingKong (金刚) — 1.5 L & 1.6 L sedan (also called Micro Sedan in Sri Lanka) 2006 — FC/Vision (远景) — 1.8 L CVVT & 1.5 L CVVT sedan 2008 — Geely China Dragon (中国龙) — 1.8L CVVT coupe Gleagle
The Gleagle Panda Considered a "goofy" word by native English speakers, Gleagle (Chinese: 全球鹰; pinyin: quánqiú yīng)) is Geely's entry-level brand with more inexpensive models. Some Gleagle cars, such as the Gleagle Panda, may be available for sale on the Internet in China via the Taobao Mall, a popular e-commerce site. While Geely will deliver the car to your address, buying one of the Panda models on offer does necessitate a trip to a traditional dealer.
The Gleagle GC7 Gleagle products include: 2008 — Gleagle Panda (熊猫) — 1.3L & 1.0 L CVVT hatchback, also known as the Geely LC 2010 — Gleagle GX2 (Panda Cross) — 1.3/1.5 L 2011 — Gleagle CK — 1.0/1.5 L, a rebadging of the Geely CK 2012 — Gleagle GC7 — 1.8 L four-door sedan Shanghai Maple Main article: Shanghai Maple No longer used by Geely this was the brand name of a Geely subsidiary company, Shanghai Maple Automobile, established in 1999. It was replaced by the Englon brand in 2010. Shanghai Maple products included: 2003–2005 — Maple Huapu (华普) M203 — 1.5 L 5-door hatchback 2003 — Maple Hisoon (海迅) AA & AB — 5-door hatchback 2004 — Maple Marindo (海域) M303 — 1.5 L & 1.8 L sedan 2005 — Maple Hysoul (海尚) M305 — 5-door hatchback 2006 — Maple Hysoul (海尚) M206/Haixuan (海炫) — car aimed specially at female consumers Taxis Geely is involved in determining the feasibility of developing electric-powered London black cabs. The maker of these taxis, which Geely owns, says it has held talks with UK government officials about this and has signed a research and development agreement with the Tanfield Group. Motorcycles Main article: List of Geely motorcycles Geely manufactures a number of motor scooters and motorcycles from 50 to 250 cc displacement. Dealer network
Geely refers to its dealer network as 4S stores and also sells some models online. Sales
In addition to China, Geely vehicles are sold in Australia, Bahrain, Chile,Colombia,Costa Rica, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman,Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In a number of markets, Geely vehicles are assembled in local factories from complete knock-down kits. Cuba's government has purchased a considerable number of Geely vehicles, and they are pressed into service as police patrol cars or tourist taxis throughout Havana. In 2010, Geely surpassed its projected 400,000-vehicle sales target for that year selling 415,286 units of their 680,000 units/year production capacity, prompting the company to set their 2011 sales target at 480,000, a 16% increase. That year 15,596,100 units (7,793,600 passenger vehicles) were sold in China, giving Geely a 2.66% market share. Geely has announced its ambitions to double its market share in China to 5.8% by 2015, however. Safety record
A small Geely sedan, the CK, performed badly in an informal crash test done by a Russian magazine in 2007. As a result, Geely reviewed its global export plans. A 2009 1.3-liter Geely CK 1 model without airbags earned a zero-star rating in a Latin-NCAP crash test on protecting adult occupants in front seats. In 2010 the Geely LC scored 45.3 points of a possible 51 in the China-NCAP crash tests, making it China's first locally researched and developed mini car to be awarded a 5-star rating, and the safest Chinese hatchback as of 2011. In 2011 the Geely Emgrand EC7 earned a 4-star rating in a Euro-NCAP crash test. Controversies
Some Geely models have received criticism for closely resembling those of other manufacturers. In Western media, the Geely GE has received such opprobrium for looking like a Rolls-Royce and the LC, a Citroën C1 produced since 2005 (or even a Toyota Aygo ). An ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit was brought against the company in the early 2000s by Toyota, which claimed Geely had "implied in ads that some of the parts [used in Geely vehicles] were made by Toyota". Geely may also have used a logo that resembled that of Toyota.[10
- 1 Geography
- 2 Ecology
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Culture
- 5 Administration
- 6 Economy
- 7 Transport
- 8 Politics
- 9 See also
- 10 Notes
- 11 Bibliography
- 12 External links
Corsica was formed approximately 250 million years ago with the uplift of a granite backbone on the western side. About 50 million years ago sedimentary rock was pressed against this granite, forming the schists of the eastern side. It is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean, a "mountain in the sea".3
It is 183 kilometres (114 mi) long at longest, 83 kilometres (52 mi) wide at widest, has 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) of coastline, more than 200 beaches, and is very mountainous, with Monte Cinto as the highest peak at 2,706 metres (8,878 ft) and 20 other summits of more than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Mountains comprise two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Forests make up 20% of the island.
Approximately 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi) of the total surface area of 8,680 km2 (3,350 sq mi) is dedicated to nature reserves (Parc Naturel Régional de Corse), mainly in the interior.4 Corsica contains the GR20, one of Europe's most notable hiking trails.
The island is 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Tuscany in Italy and 170 kilometres (110 mi) from the Côte d'Azur in France. It is separated from Sardinia to the south by the Strait of Bonifacio, a minimum of 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) wide.4
In 2005 the population of Corsica was settled in approximately 360 communities.5
|Climate data for Ajaccio, central-western part of island|
|Average high °C (°F)||13.3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||8.6
|Average low °C (°F)||3.9
|Precipitation mm (inches)||73.8
|Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1 mm)||8.9||8.7||8.3||7.2||5.7||2.8||1.3||2.4||4.3||7.3||8.6||9.1||74.6|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||133.3||145.0||189.1||225.0||282.1||321.0||365.8||331.7||264.0||210.8||150.0||127.1||2,744.9|
|Source: Hong Kong Observatory6|
|Climate data for Bastia, north-eastern part of island|
|Average high °C (°F)||13.6
|Daily mean °C (°F)||9.1
|Average low °C (°F)||5.1
|Precipitation mm (inches)||67
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||134||158||192||214||268||296||345||304||232||176||133||128||2,580|
|Source: Quid 2004, page 618 and Météo-France, data for 1981–2010|
|Native name: Corsica
Nickname: L’Île de Beauté
The Isle of Beauty
Topography of Corsica
|Area||8,680 km2 (3,351 sq mi)|
|Length||184 km (114.3 mi)|
|Width||83 km (51.6 mi)|
|Coastline||1,000 km (600 mi)|
|Highest elevation||2,706 m (8,878 ft)|
|Highest point||Monte Cinto|
|Largest city||Ajaccio (pop. 63,723)|
|Population||302,000 (as of January 2008)|
|Density||35 /km2 (91 /sq mi)|
The island is divided into three major ecological zones by altitude.7 Below 600 metres (2,000 ft) is the coastal zone, which features a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The natural vegetation is Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrubs. The coastal lowlands are part of the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests ecoregion, in which forests and woodlands of evergreen sclerophyll oaks predominate, chiefly Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) and Cork Oak (Quercus suber). Much of the coastal lowlands have been cleared for agriculture, grazing and logging, which have reduced the forests considerably.
There is considerable birdlife in Corsica. In some cases Corsica is a delimited part of the species range. For example, the subspecies of Hooded Crow, Corvus cornix ssp cornix occurs in Corsica, but no further south.8
From 600 to 1,800 metres (2,000 to 5,900 ft) is a temperate montane zone. The mountains are cooler and wetter, and home to the Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests ecoregion, which supports diverse forests of oak, pine, and broadleaf deciduous trees, with vegetation more typical of northern Europe. The population lives predominantly below 900 metres (3,000 ft), with only shepherds and hikers at 600 to 900 metres (2,000 to 3,000 ft).
From 1,800 to 2,700 metres (5,900 to 8,900 ft) is a high alpine zone. Vegetation is sparse. This zone is uninhabited.
The island has a natural park (Parc Naturel Régional de Corse, Parcu di Corsica), which protects rare animal and plant species. The Park was created in 1972 and includes the Golfe de Porto, the Scandola Nature Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and some of the highest mountains on the island. Scandola cannot be reached on foot, but people can gain access by boat from the village of Galéria and Porto (Ota). Two endangered subspecies of hoofed mammals, the mouflon (Ovis aries musimon) and Corsican red deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus) inhabit the park. The Corsican red deer was re-introduced after it was extinct due to overhunting. This Corsican subspecies was the same that survived on Sardinia, so it's endemic. There are other species endemic to Corsica especially in the upper mountain ranges, i.e. Corsican Nuthatch, Corsican Fire Salamander and Corsican Brook Salamander and many plant subspecies.
Corsica, like all the other Mediterranean islands, was home to indigenous animals of the Pleistocene, some endemic to it and some to it and Sardinia (as Sardinia was joined to Corsica for much of the Pleistocene). After the proliferation of humans in the Mesolithic, these began to disappear, partly from extinction of the species, and partly from eradication only in Corsica. However, it is now known that many species managed to survive the Mesolithic, and many were still present well into recorded history.9
The totally extinct species are Cynotherium sardous, Megaloceros cazioti, Soriculus corsicanus, Prolagus sardus, Bubo insularis and Athene angelis. Birds were especially hard-hit. Some that were eradicated from the vicinity are Haliaeetos albicilla and Aquila heliaca.
In the 1999 census, 87.1% of the population of Corsica were of French nationality10 while 10% (26,018) had been born outside of France. The majority of immigrants were from the Maghreb region, particularly Moroccans (41.9% of immigrants) but also Italians (18.7%) and Portuguese (12.3%).10
|Census||Born in Corsica||Born in
|Born in foreign
countries with French
citizenship at birth¹
|from the Maghreb3||from Southern Europe4||from the rest of the world|
|from the Maghreb3||from Southern Europe4||from the rest of the world|
|¹Essentially Pieds-Noirs who resettled in Corsica after the independence of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, many of whom had Corsican ancestry.
²An immigrant is by French definition a person born in a foreign country and who didn't have French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still listed as an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.
3Morocco, Tunisia, 4Portugal, Italy, Spain
Corsica is one of the few regions of France that retains its own language in everyday usage: Corsican, which is more closely related to Italian than to French. However, since its takeover by France in the 18th century, French has dominated the media and commerce, and today it is estimated that only 10% of Corsica's population speak Corsican natively, with only 50% having some sort of proficiency in Corsican.14
From the mountains to the plains and sea, many ingredients play a role. Game such as wild boar (Cingale, Singhjari) is popular. There also is seafood and river fish such as trout. Delicacies such as ficatellu (also named as ficateddu), coppa, ham (prizuttu), lonzu are made from Corsican pork (porcu nustrale). Cheeses like brocciu, casgiu merzu, casgiu veghju are made from goat or sheep milk. Chestnuts are the main ingredient in the making of pulenta. A variety of alcohol also exists ranging from aquavita (brandy), red and white Corsican wines (Vinu Corsu), muscat wine (plain or sparkling), and the famous "Cap Corse" apératif produced by Mattei. Maquis, the brush that grows in the area, is eaten by local animals and grows near certain plants, resulting in the noticeable taste in the food there.
Before 1975, Corsica was a départment of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. In 1975 two new départements, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, were created by splitting the hitherto united département of Corse.
On 2 March 1982, a law was passed that gave Corsica the status of territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale), abolishing the Corsican Regional Council which had existed before. Unlike the regional councils, the Corsican Assembly has executive powers over the island.
In 1992, three institutions were formed in the territorial collectivity of Corsica:
- The Executive Council of Corsica, which exercises the type of executive functions held in other French regions by the presidents of the Regional Councils. It ensures the stability and consistency needed to manage the affairs of the territory;
- The Corsican Assembly, a deliberative, unicameral legislative body with greater powers than the regional councils on the mainland;
- The Economic, Social and Cultural Council of Corsica, an advisory body.
A local referendum held in 2003, aimed at abolishing the two départements to leave a territorial collectivity with extended powers, was voted down by a narrow margin. However, the issue of Corsican autonomy and greater powers for the Corsican Assembly continues to hold sway over Corsican politics.
Corsica is the least economically developed region in Metropolitan France.1 Tourism plays a big part in the Corsican economy. The island's climate, mountains, and coastlines make it popular among tourists. The island has not had the same level of intensive development as other parts of the Mediterranean and is thus mainly unspoiled. Tourism is particularly concentrated in the area around Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio in the south of the island and Calvi in the northwest.
In 1584 the Genoese governor ordered all farmers and landowners to plant four trees yearly; a chestnut, olive, fig, and mulberry tree. Many communities owe their origin and former richness to the ensuing chestnut woods.15 Chestnut bread keeps fresh for as long as three weeks.16 Corsica produces gourmet cheese, wine, sausages, and honey for sale in mainland France and for export. Corsican honey, of which there are six official varieties, is certified as to its origin (Appellation d'origine contrôlée) by the French National Institute of Origin and Quality (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine – INAO).
Corsica has 232 kilometres (144 miles) of railway. The main line runs between Bastia and Ajaccio and there is a branch line from Ponte-Leccia to Calvi. Chemins de Fer de la Corse (CFC) is the name of the regional rail network serving the French island of Corsica.
There is a third line along the east coast that is not in use due to heavy damage during WWII. There has been talk of restoration, but no progress has occurred.
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There are several nationalist movements on the island calling for some degree of Corsican autonomy from France or even full independence. Generally speaking, autonomist proposals focus on the promotion of the Corsican language, more power for local governments, and some exemptions from national taxes in addition to those already applying to Corsica.
The French government is opposed to full independence but has at times shown support for some level of autonomy. There is support on the island for proposals of greater autonomy, but polls show that a large majority of Corsicans are opposed to full independence.1718
In 1972, the Italian company Montedison dumped toxic waste off the Corsican coast, creating what looked like red mud in waters around the island with the poisoning of the sea, the most visible effects being cetaceans found dead on the shores. At that time the Corsican people felt that the French government did not support them since it did not complain to Italy to make this situation change. To stop the poisoning, one ship carrying toxic waste from Italy was bombed.19
Organisations started to seek money, acting like the Mafia, to fund violence. Some groups that claim to support Corsican independence, such as the National Liberation Front of Corsica, have carried out a violent campaign since the 1970s that includes bombings and assassinations, usually targeting buildings and officials representing the French government or Corsicans themselves for political reasons.20 A war between two rival independence groups led to several deaths in the 1990s. The peaceful occupation of a pied-noir vineyard in Aléria in 1975 marked a turning point when the French government responded with overwhelming force, generating sympathy for the independence groups among the Corsican population.
In 2000, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin agreed to grant increased autonomy to Corsica. The proposed autonomy for Corsica would have included greater protection for the Corsican language (Corsu), the island's traditional language (similar to Italian), whose practice and teaching, like other regional or minority languages in France, had been discouraged in the past. According to the UNESCO classification, the Corsican language is currently in danger of becoming extinct.21 However, plans for increased autonomy were opposed by the Gaullist opposition in the French National Assembly, who feared that they would lead to calls for autonomy from other régions (such as Brittany, Alsace, or Provence), eventually threatening France's unity as a country.22
In a referendum on 6 July 2003, a narrow majority of Corsican voters opposed a project from the government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin and then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy that would have suppressed the two départements of the island and granted greater autonomy to the territorial collectivity of Corsica.23
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