Referat Corsica Corsica the island of beauty -shows its visitors a varying landscape: high mountains with dense woods and valleys with torrential mountain creeks inside, and a steep rocky shore, next to inviting sandy beaches on the coast. Corsica is 8681 square kilometres large, has 250000 inhabitants and is the fourth biggest island in the Mediterranean. One of the most popular tours goes around the Cap Corse , usually you drive on a road high up, you cant go near to the beach, because the rock walls fall steeply into the water. It is a beautiful tour, as you drive again and again through little picturesque villages. Political and economic situation Corsica is a part of France, but the new administration-law of the French government in Paris gives Corsica greater independence in culture and economy. There is no industry in Corsica. Most of the necessary goods must be imported from France and Italy. Tourism and agriculture are very important. The Corsican artists and handicraft sell its products mainly to the tourists. History 259 the Romans began to conquer Corsica. 1284 Corsica fell to Genoa in the naval battle near Meloria. 1769 Corsica fell to France, in Ajaccio Napoleon was born. 1894 the railwayroute Ajaccio -Bastia was opened. 1914- 1918. Corsica suffered big casualties, during the first worldwar. Ajaccio The capital of Corsica has an interesting history. The Romans founded Ajaccio as Ajacium. The Genoese, who took possession of Corsica, forbade the Corsicans to enter ...
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