Corte

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Corte
Corti

Coordinates: 42°18′23″N 9°09′05″E / 42.3064°N 9.1514°E / 42.3064; 9.1514


Corte (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkorte],[1] Corsican Corti) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It is the fourth-largest commune in Corsica (after Ajaccio, Bastia, and Porto-Vecchio).

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Administration

Corte is a sub-prefecture of the Haute-Corse department.

History

Corte was the capital of the Corsican independent state during the period of Pasquale Paoli.

During the 1914-18 War, German prisoners of War were kept in the Citadel.

Sights

Sites of interest include the Fortress (A citadella), the Museum of Corsica (Museu di a Corsica), and the University of Corsica (Università di Corsica).

Transport

National roads lead to Ajaccio and Bastia.

Corte is also linked to Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi by the Chemin de fer de la Corse (Corsican Railway).

Education

Corte has become a major University town in Corsica since the Pasquale Paoli University opened up again in 1980s.

Notable people

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