Corse-du-Sud department

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Coat of arms of the Corse-du-Sud department
Finistère Côtes-d’Armor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Loire-Atlantique Vendée Manche Mayenne Orne Calvados Maine-et-Loire Sarthe Indre-et-Loire Vienne Deux-Sèvres Indre Loir-et-Cher Eure Eure-et-Loir Seine-Maritime Oise Aisne Somme Pas-de-Calais Nord Ardennes Marne Meuse Meurthe-et-Moselle Haute-Marne Vosges Moselle Haut-Rhin Bas-Rhin Territoire de Belfort Cher Loiret Yonne Aube Côte-d’Or Nièvre Haute-Saône Essonne Yvelines Seine-et-Marne Val-d’Oise Hauts-de-Seine Val-de-Marne Seine-Saint-Denis Paris Doubs Jura Saône-et-Loire Allier Creuse Haute-Vienne Charente Charente-Maritime Corrèze Dordogne Gironde Puy-de-Dôme Loire Rhône Ain Haute-Savoie Cantal Lot Savoie Haute-Loire Isère Ardèche Landes Lot-et-Garonne Hautes-Alpes Drôme Alpes-Maritimes Var Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Vaucluse Bouches-du-Rhône Gard Hérault Lozère Aveyron Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Gers Pyrènèes-Atlantiques Hautes-Pyrénées Aude Pyrénées-Orientales Haute-Garonne Ariège Haute-Corse Corse-du-Sud Vereinigtes Königreich Andorra Guernsey Jersey Niederlande Belgien Luxemburg Deutschland Liechtenstein Monaco Österreich Schweiz Italien SpanienLocation of the Corse-du-Sud department in France
About this picture
region Corsica
prefecture Ajaccio
Sub-prefecture (s) Sartène
Residents 157,249 (Jan 1, 2017)
Population density 39 inhabitants per km²
surface 4,014.20 km²
Arrondissements 2
Community associations 7th
Cantons 22nd
Communities 124
President of the
Department Council
Roland Francisci
ISO-3166-2 code FR-2A
Location of the Corse-du-Sud
Location of the Corse-du-Sud department in the Corsica

The French department Corse-du-Sud [ kɔʀzdyˈsyd ] ( South Corsica , Corsica Pumonti or Corsica suttana ) was an administrative unit in the south of the Mediterranean island of Corsica from 1976 to 2017 and was designated in the alphabetical order of the departments as No. 20a. The department is still used for statistical purposes.


It was founded on September 15, 1975 when the island of Corsica was divided into two departments. Once before, from 1793 to 1811, the independent Département de Liamone was formed to administer the south of the island of Corsica. The new division corresponds to that of 1793. Since the license plate 20 in 1975 corresponded to the former Corse department , the Corse-du-Sud department was assigned the license plate 2A ( Haute-Corse : 2B ). The Corsican license plates therefore do not correspond to the typology of the French departments. The postcode prefix 20 corresponding to the department was retained, but the third digit (with the exception of Ajaccio and special postal services such as the army base in Solenzara ) or the like) was set to 1 (and in Haute-Corse to 2), which some Resulted in changes. As a result of Corsica's change of status, the departments were abolished on January 1, 2018 and their administration was merged with that of the region.



(Measuring station: Ajaccio)

J F. M. A. M. J J A. S. O N D.
mean maximum temperature 13 14th 15th 17th 21st 25th 27 28 25th 22nd 17th 14th
mean low temperature 4th 4th 5 7th 10 14th 16 16 14th 11 7th 5
Number of very sunny days 4th 3 4th 4th 5 7th 17th 13 9 7th 4th 12
Number of days with an overcast sky 12 11 11 9 6th 3 1 2 4th 6th 10 4th
Number of rainy days 10 9 8th 7th 6th 3 1 2 4th 7th 9 10
Rainfall in mm 80 71 60 50 45 23 10 18th 47 85 98 80
Water temperature near the coast 14th 13 12 14th 16 19th 24 24 23 22nd 19th 17th

Days per year with

  • Rainfalls over 1 mm: 76
  • Frost: 12
    • First frost: December 9th
    • Last frost: March 2nd
  • Snow: 2
  • Thunderstorm: 38
  • Hail: 5

Administrative division

Communes and arrondissements in the Corse-du-Sud department
Arrondissement Cantons Communities Residents
January 1, 2017
Density of
population / km²
Ajaccio 8th 80 000000000116106.0000000000116.106 2,194.71 000000000000053.000000000053 2A1
Sartène 4th 44 000000000041143.000000000041,143 1,819.49 000000000000023.000000000023 2A4
Corse-du-Sud department 11 124 000000000157249.0000000000157.249 4,014.20 000000000000039.000000000039 2A

See also:

Web links

Commons : Département Corse-du-Sud  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Climate data from: Jean-Noël Darde, Plages et côtes de France, Éditions Balland, Paris 1991

Coordinates: 41 ° 50 ′  N , 8 ° 58 ′  E