The Info List - Bastia

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

(Corsican: Bastìa) (French pronunciation: ​[bastja], Corsican and Italian pronunciation: [basˈti.a]) is a French commune in the Haute-Corse
department of France
located in the north-east of the island of Corsica
at the base of Cap Corse.[1] It also has the second-highest population of any commune on the island after Ajaccio and is the capital of the Bagnaja region and of the department. Bastia
is the principal port of the island and its principal commercial town and is especially famous for its wines. Approximately 10% of the population are immigrants. The unemployment rate in the commune has persistently been one of the highest in France, standing at over 20% in 2004. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastiais or Bastiaises.[2] The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[3]


1 Geography

1.1 Geology and relief 1.2 Hydrography 1.3 Climate and vegetation

2 Communication and transport

2.1 Road Transport 2.2 Bus Transport 2.3 Rail Transport 2.4 Sea
transport 2.5 Air transport

3 History

3.1 Ancient times 3.2 Middle Ages 3.3 Originally Cardo 3.4 Modern times 3.5 The Genoese era 3.6 Contemporary period 3.7 Heraldry

4 Administration

4.1 Inter-communality 4.2 Cantons 4.3 Security 4.4 Twinning

5 Demography

5.1 Education 5.2 Health 5.3 Sports

6 Town planning

6.1 The city centre and outlying urban areas

7 Economy 8 Culture and heritage

8.1 Civil heritage 8.2 Religious heritage 8.3 Gastronomy 8.4 Films made in Bastia

9 Notable people linked to the commune 10 See also

10.1 Bibliography

11 Notes and references

11.1 Notes 11.2 References

12 External links

Geography[edit] Located in the North-East of Corsica
at the base of the Cap Corse, between the sea and the mountain, Bastia
is the principal port of the island. The city is located 35 km (22 mi) away from the northern tip of the Cap Corse, 50 km (31 mi) west from Elba, an Italian island, and 90 km (56 mi) away from continental Italy
which can be seen a few days per year when visibility is excellent.

The city of Bastia
as seen from the "Pigno": notice the lack of constructions in the foreground and the city along the coast in the background

In terms of geography, Bastia
is defined by its position between the sea and the mountain. The city is located on the Eastern side of the "Serra di Pignu", a 960 m (3,150 ft) mountain (see photo opposite). This steep mountain and several hills in the city shape a relief typical of the Cap Corse. This pronounced landscape caused the city to develop mostly on a coastal band about 1.5 km (1 mi) wide, which is a very limited part of the 19.38 km2 (7.48 sq mi) that the commune has. Above all, Bastia
is a port, and the sea has of course a significant role in the spatial organization of the city. Bastia
possesses nowadays three different ports. The old port ("Vieux Port" in French and "Portu Vechju" in Corsican), located in a remarkable and narrow cove, offers good natural shelter against the climatic hazards of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, it was at the core of the initial development of the city. Nowadays, many pleasure and fishing boats are still there, but it is not as economically vital than the other more modern ports, although its touristic and aesthetic charm almost makes the old port the official emblem of the city. In fact, many cafés, bars and restaurants have moved to its docks to which access is granted by the city for pedestrians only during summer evenings. A bit more to the North is located the commercial and ferry port. As a major economic asset of the city, the "port de commerce" is the pulse of the city. It is even more so during the summer when ferry arrivals and departures of thousands of passengers and cars can sometimes cause long traffic jams along the north–south axis, the national road RN193. In front of the commercial port, the large Saint-Nicolas square represents the heart of the city. Just North of the commercial port, the Toga marina, named after a city neighborhood, is a harbor for leisure boating activities like sailing and yachting. There are also some bars, restaurants and night clubs on its docks. Thus, Bastia
is logically organized on a relatively narrow north–south axis which can make access to the city centre difficult under particular circumstances. Nowadays, the city centre is mainly composed of the "citadelle", the stronghold, also called Terra-Nova, with the Genoese Governors' Palace, the old port and its popular quarter and the market plaza, and finally the ensemble of buildings along the "Boulevard Paoli", the main commercial street of the city, which lies from the Justice Court to the Avenue Maréchal Sebastiani. During the last few decades, Bastia
and its region have experienced a strong demographic growth, which has cause somewhat of a suburban crawl in the South of the city, because of the congestion of the city center.

Neighbouring communes and villages[4][5]

Farinole Ville-di-Pietrabugno Tyrrhenian Sea



Tyrrhenian Sea

Barbaggio Furiani Tyrrhenian Sea

Geology and relief[edit] The commune is located in the Alpine Eastern Corsica
region [Note 1] which is formed from "a succession of Autochthons (fixed terrain), para-Autochtons (weakly displaced terrain) and especially Allochthons (highly displaced terrain). The first two coincide roughly with the central depression. The Allochtons are mainly in the area of lustrous schists and ophiolites corresponding to the eastern relief (Cap Corse and Castagniccia)".[6] Its base rests on a granite bedrock ( Felsic
granites from the Hercynian, plain rocks), which has been covered with oceanic layers of:

Sedimentary rocks ( Miocene
to Quaternary) on the east coast, ranging from the mouth of the Ruisseau de Lupino north to the south bank of the mouth of the Travo lustrous schists along the entire eastern side of Cap Corse, ophiolite deposited in eastern Corsica
during the Eocene

Note the presence of copper ore in Cardo which was once the subject of a concession. Geographically, Bastia
is characterized by its location between the sea and the mountains. The commune lies on the eastern flank of the "Serra di Pignu" a mountain which rises to 960 m above sea level. This steep mountain with other hills around Bastia
forms the typical terrain of Cap Corse. This pronounced relief largely explains the development of the city on a coastal strip of about 1.5 km in width which is a very limited proportion of the 19.38 km2 of the whole commune. Hydrography[edit] The river network is sparse. There are three small streams (or fiumes) flowing from west to east:

in the north the Ruisseau Fiuminale rises in the north-west of the commune 400 m north-east of Monte Muzzone (920 m).[7] Along its length of 4.3 kilometres it forms the border between the communes of Bastia and Ville-di-Pietrabugno
from its source to the roundabout of the Annunciation. Part of its course is covered in the city from the path of the Annunciation to the port where it empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is fed by the Ruisseau de Cardo.[Note 2] in the centre, the Ruisseau de Lupino is also 4.3 kilometres long with its source in the commune near the Cima Orcaio (769 m).[8] The stream is covered from the Abbatoir crossroad to its mouth. in the south the Ruisseau de Corbaia, 5.3 kilometres long.[9] Its source is in the old quarry near the Col de Teghime.

Climate and vegetation[edit] Bastia
possesses a Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 15.5 °C (60 °F) and there are about five days of frost per year. Winds are frequent and violent, precipitation copious, but there are also 240 sunny days on average per year

Comparison of local Meteorological data with other cities in France[10]

Town Sunshine

(hours/yr) Rain

(mm/yr) Snow

(days/yr) Storm

(days/yr) Fog


National Average 1,973 770 14 22 40

Bastia[11] 2602.9 771.3 1.6 33.3 2.7

Paris 1,661 637 12 18 10

Nice 2,724 767 1 29 1

Strasbourg 1,693 665 29 29 56

Brest 1,605 1,211 7 12 75

Climate data for Bastia

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 25.1 (77.2) 23.9 (75) 27.1 (80.8) 25.2 (77.4) 30.7 (87.3) 33.3 (91.9) 36.5 (97.7) 38.3 (100.9) 34.3 (93.7) 29.7 (85.5) 28.0 (82.4) 24.0 (75.2) 38.3 (100.9)

Average high °C (°F) 13.6 (56.5) 13.8 (56.8) 15.6 (60.1) 17.8 (64) 22.0 (71.6) 25.8 (78.4) 29.1 (84.4) 29.3 (84.7) 25.8 (78.4) 21.9 (71.4) 17.4 (63.3) 14.5 (58.1) 20.6 (69.1)

Average low °C (°F) 5.1 (41.2) 4.9 (40.8) 6.7 (44.1) 8.8 (47.8) 12.4 (54.3) 16.0 (60.8) 19.0 (66.2) 19.4 (66.9) 16.5 (61.7) 13.3 (55.9) 9.2 (48.6) 6.3 (43.3) 11.5 (52.7)

Record low °C (°F) −4.6 (23.7) −5.0 (23) −3.8 (25.2) 0.5 (32.9) 3.1 (37.6) 8.2 (46.8) 10.2 (50.4) 11.8 (53.2) 7.6 (45.7) 2.8 (37) −0.5 (31.1) −3.3 (26.1) −5.0 (23)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 67.4 (2.654) 56.9 (2.24) 59.8 (2.354) 76.2 (3) 49.6 (1.953) 41.0 (1.614) 12.6 (0.496) 20.9 (0.823) 81.1 (3.193) 127.1 (5.004) 113.7 (4.476) 93.0 (3.661) 799.3 (31.469)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.9 5.4 3.4 1.7 2.4 5.0 7.1 8.4 8.1 67.0

Average snowy days 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 2.0

Average relative humidity (%) 73 73 72 74 76 73 70 71 75 76 75 74 73.5

Mean monthly sunshine hours 133.8 157.5 192.0 214.0 268.0 295.6 345.1 304.2 232.0 175.8 133.0 128.2 2,579.3

Source #1: Meteo France[12][13]

Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)[14]

The commune has two levels of vegetation as a result of its climate but also the flora:

Thermo-mediterranean level: from 1 to 100 metres altitude on the south-facing slope. This level is characterized by a dry summer season from two to three months that promotes wild olives, white asparagus, Mastics, Tree Spurges, Clematis, etc. Meso-Mediterranean level: from 100 to 1000 m above sea level on the south-facing slope and 0 to 700m on the north slope. This level, with cooler temperatures, is characterized mainly by the holm oak, Maquis shrubland and arbutus but also by cork oak and maritime pine (on the sunny side), the downy oak (on the shady side), chestnut, lavender, broom, cistus, and lentisk.[15] On the heights, between bare rocks, vegetation is stubbly - swept by frequent and violent westerly and south-westerly winds (the Libeccio) which become stronger after crossing the ridge of the Serra di Pigno and blow down along the valleys to the sea. The winds form remarkable lenticular clouds off Bastia.

Communication and transport[edit] Road Transport[edit] There are three main access roads to Bastia:

from the South: by the Route nationale
Route nationale
N193. A portion of about 23 km is 2X2 lanes between Arena and Vescovato since the inauguration of the "expressway Borgo-Vescovato" in January 2013. This is the major road axis into the Bastia
region because it connects the city of Bastia
directly or indirectly to all other Corsican towns (Ajaccio, Corte, Porto-Vecchio, Calvi etc.) while also passing through the main cities of the peripheral region of Bastia
such as Furiani, Biguglia, Borgo, and Lucciana
where Bastia Poretta Airport
Bastia Poretta Airport
is located. This road is also called the Waterfront Route from the Montesoro district because it runs along the seafront up to the Old Port
Tunnel which runs under the citadel and the Old Port. This road ultimately ends at Ajaccio. from the West:, by the D81, a road which goes to Saint-Florent via the Col de Teghime. from the North: by the D80, which goes in a loop around Cap Corse
Cap Corse
(the road between Bastia
and Pietranera was opened in 1829).

The road distance to other towns and cities in Corsica

10 km to Santa-Maria-di-Lota 12 km to Brando 18 km to Patrimonio 19 km to Borgo 20 km to Oletta 23 km to Murato 24 km to Saint-Florent 26 km to Vescovato 29 km to Luri 33 km to Nonza 34 km to Volpajola 36 km to Macinaggio 40 km to Rogliano 46 km to Canari 47 km to Ponte-Leccia 48 km to Centuri 49 km to Cervione 68 km to Corte 68 km to L'Île-Rousse 73 km to Aléria 92 km to Calvi 129 km to Vico 143 km to Porto-Vecchio 145 km to Zicavo 147 km to Ajaccio 171 km to Bonifacio 179 km to Sartène 181 km to Propriano

Bus Transport[edit] The urban area of Bastia
is served by a bus network with 14 routes operated by the Autobus Bastiais company.[16] Rail Transport[edit] The Bastia
railway station belongs to Chemins de Fer de la Corse
Chemins de Fer de la Corse
and is located in the city centre. There are services to Ajaccio
and Calvi. There are also 7 other Bastia
rail stops for suburban services to Casamozza: Lupino, Rivoli, Bassanese, Arinella, Montesoro, Sole-Meo, Erbajolo. Sea

of Bastia

The Mega Smeralda Ferry

Despite its small size the port of Bastia
is the busiest French port on the Mediterranean Sea
with 2,291,944 passengers in 2011.[17] This makes it the second busiest French port behind Calais
(about 15 million passengers). Ports served from Bastia

Port No. of Passengers in 2014 %age

(Italy) 529,822 24.7%

Toulon 548,071 25.6%

Marseille 253,899 11.9%

Nice 340,007 15.9%

(Italy) 324,512 15.2%

(Italy) 110,997 5.2%

Other routes 19,790 0.9%

(Italy) 14,283 0.6%

Total 2,141,381 100%

Source: CCI Haute Corse - Port
Statistics 2014 (p. 12)[17] Domestic traffic is 47.4% against 52.6% international traffic.[17]

No. of passengers per month transiting the port of Bastia
in 2011[17]


As shown in the diagram on the right shipping and passenger traffic is characterized by a very marked seasonality. This is explained by the importance of summer tourism for the economy of Corsica. Thus the traffic is multiplied by eleven in the high season (July–August). This seasonality has a very strong impact on the city of Bastia, as on all Corsica. The city must be equipped with the necessary infrastructure to be able to accommodate such numbers of passengers even though it is for a short time each year.

Passenger Market share

There is a clear dominance by Corsica

Shipping Company No. of passengers transported in 2014[17] Market share

Ferries 5,611,350 74.0%

SNCM 854,204 11.3%

Moby Lines 840,000 11.1%

La Méridionale 281,700 3.7%

Total 7,587,254 100%

Air transport[edit] The Bastia – Poretta Airport
Bastia – Poretta Airport
is located 16 km south of the city in the commune of Lucciana. It is the second largest airport in Corsica
by passenger numbers after Ajaccio
Napoleon Bonaparte Airport. It serves several French airports including Paris-Orly, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Marseille-Provence, Nice-Côte d'Azur, and Lyon-Saint-Exupery. There are also some European routes such as London, Geneva, and Cologne. The main airlines are Air Corsica, Air France, EasyJet, Germanwings, Luxair, British Airways, and Volotea. History[edit] Ancient times[edit] In Roman times the site of Cardo with the north-eastern district of the current commune of Bastia
and Pietrabugno formed a Pieve: the oldest known administrative division. This territory was occupied by the Vanacimi people.[18] Bastia
did not exist. Neither Ptolemy, Strabo, or Pliny in the descriptions they made of the island mentioned Bastia.[19] Middle Ages[edit] At the end of the 9th century, the territory or pieve of Mantino depended on the lords Loretesi.[Note 3] They were driven out in 1072 by the Da Furiani, Aschesi or Laschesi, aided by the Marquis of Massa. In 1370 the Republic of Genoa
Republic of Genoa
sent two governors to Corsica: Leonello Lomellino and Aluigi Toriorino. Shortly afterwards, considering the great expense and little profit in Corsica, the Republic decided to withdraw and no longer intervene in the affairs of the island. Nevertheless some Genoese gentlemen formed a partnership known as the Maona
to try and manage the economy on the island on behalf of the Republic of Genoa. The five partners were: Leonello Lomellino, Giovanni da Balagnera, Aluigi Tortorino, Andreolo Ficone, and Cristoforo Maruffo. They all came with the title of Governor and brought with them a thousand soldiers.[20] After an expedition to Cinarca followed by a short period of peace, Leonello Lomellino returned as governor and to gain an advantage over the Count Arrigo della Rocca
Arrigo della Rocca
with whom he would have to fight, he began by fortifying Aléria. " Then Count Arrigo and his allies once again crossed the mountains and made incursions against Cap Corse: having met no resistance, they went to besiege Aléria
which capitulated after four months. Leonello, deprived of all support, returned to Biguglia
and from there he went to build the castle of Bastia
to maintain his sea communications".[20] [Note 4] "Between the second half of the 12th century and the middle of the 13th century the feudal system was in place at all levels of society and new links were created between the elite of the aristocracy and the Maritime Republics, between representatives of the island's nobility, and between them and the poor. At the same time castles multiplied. They were then owned by fifteen noble families of local or peninsular origin, sometimes fragmented into independent lordships or even [sic] rivals: Bagnaia, Amondaschi, Cortinchi, Pinaschi de Coasini, Lotreto de Nebbio, Loreto de Casinca, Orezza, Avogari, Camilla, Turca, Pevere, de Mari (from the mid-13th century only), and the Marquis de Massa and Corsica". - Daniel Istria - Powers and fortifications in northern Corsica
11th - 14th Century p. 145 According to Giovanni della Grossa, the "seigneurialisation" of Loreto would have beene, as with Genoese families of the Cape, usurping the County title acquired during the "people's government". Small lordships that emerged from the courts of the Bishop of Nebbio, probably sometime in the second half of the 12th century or the beginning of the 13th century, were partly absorbed by the lords of Bagnaia
before 1247. Then, before 1289, they were recovered and absorbed, like many others in the new lordship of Giovanninello de Loreto. Taking advantage of the Genoese-pisano rivalries, he extended his possessions to the east and west. Written documentation illustrates the business of territorial conquest conducted by Giovanninello during the years 1260–1280. After raiding the castles of Nebbio and Pureto in the Ostriconi, he went on to the conquest of the pieve of Orto, which was then under the control of Bagnaia, and he built two new fortifications: Montebello and Petra di Bugno. These were intended not only to dominate and control the northern part of Bagnaia, whose Cerlino Lake had a certain economic interest, but probably also to neutralise Porto Cardo, which occupied a strategic military position as well as having businesses. It was here that the fortress of Bastia
was erected, the residence of the Genoese governors from the 15th century. The agreements between Giovanninello and the commune of Genoa
in 1289 demonstrated the importance of this baronial control of land routes and anchorages, a major source of revenue and a guarantee of the security of the territory.[21] Originally Cardo[edit]

La Vetrice Tower

Before the occupation of Corsica
by the Genoese there were several communities of the pieve of Orto: Soverta, La Vetrice, Belgodere, Astima, and Le Corbaia. All these villages have today almost disappeared. On the coast there was a small hamlet inhabited by fishermen called Porto Cardo which means "Cardo Port". Modern times[edit]

The citadel, built by the Genoese

In the 16th and 17th centuries the Franciscans
settled in the Pieve of Orto. At the beginning of the 16th century, Monseigneur Agostino Giustiniani, Bishop of Nebbio, described in his Dialogo nominato Corsica: "[...] The pieve of Orto
is almost ruined; it contains 340 fires. In this piève is Biguglia
with a convent of Friars Minor
Friars Minor
[...]. With Biguglia
there are still these pièves: Furiani, Belgodere, Soverta, La Vetrice, and Corbaia; nowadays, all these villages have almost disappeared." - Agostino Giustiniani
in Description of Corsica, translation by Lucien Auguste Letteron in History of Corsica, Bulletin of the Society for Historical and Natural Sciences of Corsica
- Volume I - 1888, p. 50. (in French) Continuing, he writes: "It is in this piève Bastia
lies, home to the Bishop and Governor of Corsica. Before the last war this city had 700 houses divided into two districts: Terranova and Terravecchia. There was formerly in this place a castle or tower, or rather a fortress of the kind called on the continent Bastie [...]. Terravecchia was an open area which is now burned and ruined largely as a result of the war. The land is very steep on the lower slopes and walking is very painful; on the other hand the Terranova area is generally flat, with fairly wide streets and many modern houses. It is surrounded not only by a solid wall, which forms a continuous enclosure, but a wide and deep moat and magnificent bastions. The wall was begun in the time of Tomasino de Campofregoso, then lord of the island, and completed later through the efforts of the Bank of Saint George. The bastions and the moat were made by that same bank and by the Genoese government during the last war. The bank has added a very beautiful citadel but the benefits do not match the expense it required during its construction; it cost, in fact, 25,000 ducats. Bastia
has two convents of Friars Minor, one of Recollects, and the other Capuchin. This city, being the governor's residence, prospered greatly but it also had much to suffer in recent wars. Although the main centre on the island many people were of the opinion that its importance will hardly increase. The first reason they give is that the population of the city is composed of Genoese and Corsicans: the Genoese, from Rivières, belong to the lower class. Most Corsicans also belonged in this class. There is a jealousy and rivalry between the inhabitants of Bastia
so great that few mind the interests of the city: they apply themselves only to deceit and to oust each other and that is where we get all the evil. The second reason is that the city has no port. It has in fact a small bay where it is possible to relax on small boats. On the other hand, houses, until now, have been very poorly distributed. There is not one that has a stable nor even a well or a cistern, so that it is necessary to fetch water from the fountain outside. Also in summer the water is very hot because it comes from far away via an aqueduct. The cellars are far from being good. Bastia
is built on a rocky ground, where ducts and sewers can be dug only with great difficulty. The city has no pleasant walks and is also very exposed to the West Wind which sometimes lasts for eight or ten days, so we can not leave home because the wind is so strong that it shakes the houses. What is more advantageous for Bastia
is to be near fertile country that produces some wine, such as at Cap Corse, and elsewhere wheat, as on the higher pièves. There is a at the doorstep and only a short distance from Piombino and other mainland locations. It is for these reasons, and not for others, that the Board has chosen Bastia
to make the residence of its governors: because there is nowhere on the island where the governor would be better off than at Bastia". - Agostino Giustiniani
in Description of Corsica, translation by Lucien Auguste Letteron in History of Corsica. (in French) He ends his description as follows: "There were still in the piève of Orto
two small villages with the main pieve church dedicated to Saint Mary. These two villages and the church were ruined after the last plague and also because of the negligence of the piévans. After Porraggia comes Punta d'Arco and the Chiurlino Lake, about ten miles long, which can be entered only by very small boats. In this lake is an island, where there is good hunting for wild boar. This place is called the island. There are also two other small islands where fishermen stay: one is called Ischia nova which became famous in the recent wars and the other is called Ischia Vacchia. There is fishing in this lake for cephalic (cefalu or mazzardi), mullet (muggini), and other fish that make excellent Botargo. These fish and eels are taken in large quantities and serve as ordinary food for the inhabitants of Bastia, not to mention the fish that comes from the pièves of Orto, Mariana and Mercurio. Then comes the Port
of Lo Pino then the Gulf of Bastia, which is called Portocardo by the sailors. There is then the Ruisseau de S. Nicolas, then successively the Port
of Toga, Grigione, the port and Ruisseau di Pietranera where there is a tower." - Agostino Giustiniani
in Description of Corsica, translation by Lucien Auguste Letteron in History of Corsica. (in French) The Genoese era[edit] The Genoese soon felt the need to protect Bastia
from invasions coming from the sea and began to build a bastiglia (moat) and a citadel in the time of governor Leonello Lomellini. Over time, the Bastiglia (Bastia) has grown, become prosperous, and become more important than Cardo. Its history is in its "bastiglia" or citadel which was originally a walled city. Here it was the sea and the mountains that determined the location of habitations as well as the relief of the island. Bastia was the capital at the time of the Genoese domination. It spread to the slopes later, drawn toward the water in the Place Saint-Nicolas. Created by the Genoese patrician Leonello Lomellini in 1353 to liaise with Genoa, the city originated on the roack where a tower was built ( a bastiglia, hence its name) and, a hundred years later, was surrounded by walls. At the beginning of the 18th century, many improvements were made in the Punta district, where many shops were built. Bastia
and the whole island came under French military domination on 8 May 1769. In 1794, during a war with Revolutionary France, British troops under Admiral Nelson and Lieutenant-General David Dundas briefly captured Bastia. In 1848 Bastia
took 44 hectares from Ville-di-Pietrabugno. Contemporary period[edit]

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See also: Italian occupation of Corsica Bastia
suffered much damage during the Second World War. Nevertheless Corsica
was the first department to be liberated on 4 October 1943 by the Corsican resistance in the Pearl Harbor secret mission (sent by the secret services of the military defence establishment in Algiers) and the submarine Casabianca. The commandos of the secret mission (Roger de Saule, Laurent Preziosi, the cousins Toussaint, and Pierre Griffi) landed in the night of 13 to 14 December 1942 from the submarine Casabianca in the Bay of Topiti. After organizing a network in this region (Piana), they then moved to organize a 2nd network at Corte led locally by Pascal Valentini, finally heading for Bastia
to organise a 3rd network in the Bastia
and Cap Corse
Cap Corse
region. It was around Hyacinthe de Montera, specifically at 35 Bouvelard Paoli, that the movement was organized. Laurent Preziosi had already participated in the first meetings in 1941 before returning to Algiers
to be recruited for the mission. The movement then organized within the National Front. The radioman, Pierre Griffi was arrested in Ajaccio, severely tortured, and shot in Bastia
without talking on 18 August 1943. The turret of the submarine Casabianca is displayed at the corner of the Place Saint-Nicolas on the sea side. A commemorative stone of the first meeting was affixed to 35 boulevard Paoli (above the door). After the war, Bastia
gradually emerged as a key economic centre of Corsica. The Bastia
agglomeration is the most extensive on the island. During the last fifty years Cardo had the second homes of wealthy Bastiais. Currently Cardo is a district of Bastia
on the heights of Pigno. It attracts many people who want to live there as it has all the advantages of a village in the countryside while being close to the city. Heraldry[edit]

Blazon: Azure, a fortress Argent, turreted, masoned, windows, and port of Sable on a terrace in base Vert.

Administration[edit] List of Successive Mayors[22]

Mayors from 1770 to 1941

From To Name

1770 1778 Pierre Poggi

1779 1789 Pierre-François Rigo

1789 1791 B. Carrafa

1791 1794 Jean-Baptiste Galeazzini

1794 1795 Casimir Poggi

1795 1796 Pierre-Antoine Casella

1796 1798 Jean Benedetti

1798 1798 Dominique Bozio

1798 1798 Paul-Louis Stefanini

1798 1799 Jean-Baptiste Ristori

1799 1800 Pierre-Antoine Casella

1800 1800 Ignace Agostini

1800 1808 Pierre Giovellina

1808 1814 Charles Cecconi

1814 1815 Charles Vanucci

1815 1815 Pierre Antoni

1815 1816 Romuald Ficarella

1816 1818 Antoine Carbuccia

1818 1820 Joseph Graziani

1821 1827 Jean-Antoine Didau

1828 1831 Antoine-Hyacinthe Lota

1831 1833 Antoine-Pierre Lota

1833 1840 Antoine-Hyacinthe Lota

1840 1843 Antoine-Joseph Casevecchie

1843 1848 Antoine-Sébastien Lazarotti

1848 1848 Philippe Caraffa

1848 1851 Horace Carbuccia

1851 1854 François Lota

1854 1858 Vincent Piccioni

1858 1865 François-Hyacinthe d'Angelis

1865 1870 Antoine Piccioni

1870 1871 Antoine Fabiani

1871 1879 Ignace Bonelli

1871 1871 Patrice de Corsi

1879 1881 Jean-Jacques Ajaccio

1881 1882 Auguste Etretti

1882 1888 Ignace Bonelli

1888 1903 Auguste Baudin

1903 1903 Sébastien Gavelli

1903 1912 Auguste Baudin

1912 1917 Jean-Baptiste de Caraffa

1917 1919 Lucien Dupello

1919 1937 Emile Sari

1937 1941 Hyacinthe de Montera

Mayors from 1941

From To Name Party Position

1941 1943 Joseph Gerardi

1943 1945 Jacques Faggianelli

1945 1947 Hyacinthe de Montera

1947 1968 Jacques Faggianelli Radical

1968 1989 Jean Crucien Zuccarelli MRG

1989 1997 Emile Pierre Dominique Zuccarelli PRG

1997 2000 Albert Calloni

2000 2014 Émile Zuccarelli

2014 2016 Gilles Simeoni


Pierre Savelli

(Not all data is known) Inter-communality[edit] The Agglomeration Community of Bastia
includes 5 communes with a total population of 57,276 in 2010. Cantons[edit] Bastia
is divided into four cantons:

Canton of Bastia-1 Canton of Bastia-2 Canton of Bastia-3 Canton of Bastia-4

Security[edit] Bastia
has a police station located in the Rue du Commandant Luce de Casabianca. Twinning[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Bastia
has twinning associations with:[23]

(Germany) since 1980. Viareggio
(Italy) since 1980.

Demography[edit] In 2010 the commune had 43,008 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 5]

Population change (See database)

1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851

- 11,336 7,922 9,316 9,531 13,610 14,568 15,004 15,985

1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896

16,002 19,304 21,535 17,850 17,572 20,100 20,765 23,397 22,552

1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954

25,425 27,338 39,412 33,094 36,376 44,628 52,208 49,327 42,729

1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -

31,375 38,746 42,810 44,020 37,845 37,884

43,008 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Bastia

Education[edit] The commune has:[24]

10 kindergartens 13 primary schools 5 colleges 7 High schools

There is also a research institute of the engineering school of Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM). This institute was opened in 2000 and offers doctoral programs and specialized Masters in the field of renewable energy. Bastia
is the location of one of five regional institutes of administration (IRA) in France
for the training of future administrative officials. Health[edit] Bastia
has a hospital in the Paese Novu district (Falconaja Hospital) and a clinic (Maymard Clinic) in the city centre as well as another clinic specializing in ophthalmology (Filippi clinic) in the Saint-Antoine district. Around the city there is also the Zuccarelli Clinic (Toga district) and a polyclinic 2 km from the centre of town at Furiani. Sports[edit] SC Bastia
SC Bastia
is the football club for Bastia. The Armand-Cesari Stadium is located in the neighbouring commune of Furiani. The club was a finalist in the UEFA Cup competition in 1978 and winner of the Coupe de France
in 1981. They were also finalists in the Coupe de France
in 1972 and 2002, Champion of France
in Ligue 2
Ligue 2
in 1968 and 2012, as well as National Champion of France
in 2011. In 2015 SC Bastia
SC Bastia
played and lost the final of the League Cup against PSG, 20 years after playing them in the same competition in 1995. The club currently plays in Ligue 1.[25] Besides SC Bastia
SC Bastia
there are two other amateur footbal clubs: CA Bastia who currently play in the Championnat National
Championnat National
and ÉF Bastia. A fourth club, the Football Corsica
Club Bastiais (FCCB) disappeared after playing in six amateur championships in Corsica
in the 1950s Historically each of these four clubs was supported by a different part of the city: the Place Saint-Nicolas district were blue (SC Bastia), the Old Port
was black (CA Bastia), the citadel and the Saint Joseph district were white (EF Bastia), and the market area was red (FCCB). Sporting dominance has overshadowed other clubs in Bastia
over time. At the end of the 2012/2013 season there were for the first time two professional clubs in Bastia: SC Bastia
SC Bastia
in Ligue 1
Ligue 1
and the CA Bastia
promoted from National, for a total of four Corsican professional football clubs (with AC Ajaccio
in Ligue 1
Ligue 1
and GFC Ajaccio, relegated to National but retaining its professional status). Bastia
was also a city-stage in the Tour de France
2013: the arrival point of the first stage from Porto-Vecchio
and starting point for the second to Ajaccio. Bastia
is currently the headquarters for the French round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Town planning[edit]

View from the Citadel

Coloured façades in the Old Port

is primarily a port city so the sea has a predominant place in the spatial organization of the city. Nowadays Bastia
has three different ports.

The Old Port: located in a narrow cove that offers good protection against the Mediterranean weather. It was therefore at the heart of the initial development of the city. Today it still is home to many yachts and fishing boats but it is not so economically vital for the city than the other modern ports, although its tourism and aesthetic appeal makes it an almost official emblem of Bastia. Many bar-cafes and restaurants have opened on its quays whose streets are pedestrian access only in the summer. The Commercial Port: a little north of the Old Port, it is the major economic asset of the city. This is especially true in the summer period when thousands of arrivals and departures of passengers and vehicles can sometimes cause long traffic jams along Route nationale N193 despite the existence of a tunnel under the Old Port. Opposite the commercial port is the vast Place Saint Nicolas which is the heart of the city. The Toga Marina: north of the commercial port partly in Ville-di-Pietrabugno
is occupied by many sailboats and yachts. There are also several bars, restaurants and nightclubs on its quays.

The city centre and outlying urban areas[edit] Today the city centre consists mainly of the citadel (also called Terra Nova), the Palace of the Governors, the Old Port
with its surrounding neighbourhood and the market place, and finally all the buildings along the Paoli Boulevard - the main commercial street of the city which stretches from the courthouse to the Avenue Maréchal Sebastiani. In recent decades Bastia
and its region have had strong demographic growth which has now grown beyond the municipal boundaries.

The Village of Cardo

has several hamlets and districts that are, from north to south:

Cardo: a village northeast of the city, Cardo was one of the first inhabited places in the area. Le Fango: an area which has developed recently on the mountainside. It includes in particular the prefecture of Haute-Corse, Bastia
railway station, and the Lycée Giocante de Casabianca. Gradiccia Saint Antoine Fort Lacroix La Citadelle Saint Joseph Monserato Lupino: a district south of the city, the first to be developed mainly with social housing. Paese Novo: a residential district overlooking Montesoro on the old "Imperial road" that bypasses the town via the heights. Bastia Hospital is located in this district. Montesoro: another residential district south of Bastia. It has large groups of new buildings with many shops. Montesoro also has large schools: technical and vocational schools, and a secondary education college. Erbajolo: another district at the southern end of town. It marks the beginning of the industrial zone south of Bastia
agglomeration. It has the largest commercial area in the city (Hyper U) and a football stadium.


The entry to the old port with the commercial port behind

The bastiaise agglomeration comntains most of the few industries that exist in Corsica. Bastia
is the seat of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bastia
and Upper Corsica. In the Bastia
region the Chamber of Commerce and Industry manages the following facilities:

Commercial Port: the port can accommodate eight large vessels (6 passenger ships and two others) simultaneously as well as pilot boats and tugs. It is the second largest port in France
in terms of passenger traffic after Calais Bastia – Poretta Airport
Bastia – Poretta Airport
is located south of Bastia
agglomeration in the communes of Borgo and Lucciana.

Culture and heritage[edit]

View from the Old Port

The Place Saint-Nicolas.

The Palace of Governors.

Civil heritage[edit] The commune has a large number of buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments:

The Romieu Public Garden (1874)[26] The Joan of Arc Garden[27] The Law Courts (1856) [28] The Old Town Hall Garden (19th century)[29] The Villayet Saint-Dominique Garden (19th century)[30] The Saint-Antoine Convent Garden (19th century)[31] The Napolean Monument (1813)[32] The Donati Pleasure Garden[33] The Providence Garden (19th century)[34] The Flach Garden (19th century)[35] The Bon Pasteur Courtyard Garden[36] The Villa Fumarolli Pleasure Garden (19th century)[37] The Sainte-Victoire Public Garden[38] The Maison Castagnola (17th century)[39] The Maison de Caraffa (17th century)[40] The Governor's Citadel and Palace (14th century)[41] The former palace of the Genoese governors houses the municipal museum, formerly the Ethnology Museum of Corsica.[42] Abutting the old fortress tower and decorated with a 14th-century campanile, the Palace of Governors over the centuries guarded Terra Nova and beyond the ramparts of the Old Port. The city has undertaken a program of renovation of the palace under the direction of architects Cléris Daniel and Jean-Michel Daubourg. Besides the renovation of the palace the work helped to rebuild the part of the monument that was destroyed in 1943 during the fighting for the liberation of Corsica. The new museum was inaugurated in June 2010. The museum collections are organized into four themes: birth and urban growth, centre of power, cultural centre, and the Palace of Governors. The turret of the submarine Casabianca was preserved in the courtyard until the renovations. The Mattei Terraces[43] The Villa Lota Garden (20th century)[44] The Cardo Cemetery Garden (20th century)[45] The German Cemetery Garden (20th century)[46] The Bosquet Pecunia Green Area[47] A Foundry (1870)[48] The Cardo Copper
Mine (1868)[49] The Toga Iron Works (1842)[50]

Religious heritage[edit] The commune has many religious buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments:

The Old Church at Cardo (13th century)[51] The Church of Saint Charles (1612)[52] The Church or Oratory of Saint Roch (1604)[53] The Parish Centre of Notre-Dame des Victoires (20th century)[54] The Church of Notre-Dame de Montserato (18th century)[55] The Church of Saint-Étienne
de Cardo (1838)[56] The Church of Sainte-Marie (17th century)[55] a former Cathedral built in 1495 but heavily remodeled in the early 17th century, is located in the heart of the citadel. The Church of Saint-Croix (18th century)[57] The Church of Saint John the Baptist (1636),[58] one of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Bastia. Overlooking the Old Port, it was built from 1583 but experienced many additional worksjobs through the ages. It features a high classical façade, largely hidden by neighbouring buildings and a baroque interior from the 18th century. The Church of the Conception (1611)[59]

The churches contain a very large number of items which are registered as historical objects. For a complete list including links to descriptions (in French) and photos click here. Gastronomy[edit] Some culinary specialties from Bastia
and its region:

Sardines au brocciu: fresh sardines stuffed with Brocciu cheese made from sheep milk; The baccalà: from cod; this dish was long considered the dish of the poor in Corsica
because its price was affordable it kept easily because it was heavily salted

Films made in Bastia[edit]

View over the rooftops of Bastia

Cela s'appelle l'aurore, French-Italian film by Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
in 1955. Rosebud, American film by Otto Preminger
Otto Preminger
in 1975. Forza Bastia, french documentary by Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
and Sophie Tatischeff in 1978. Les Déracinés, French television film by Jacques Renard broadcast in 2000. L'Enquête Corse, French film by Alain Berbérian
Alain Berbérian
in 2004. The Man from London, British-German-Hungarian film by Bela Tarr
Bela Tarr
based on a novel by Georges Simenon. Mafiosa, French television series filmed mainly around Bastia
and in Haute-Corse
during the third season.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

Éloi Charles Balathier de Bragelonne (1771–1830), General of the Armies of the Republic and Empire, born in Bastia, died at Versailles. Gabriel Gaspard Achille Adolphe Bernon de Montélégier (1780–1825), General of the Armies of the Republic and Empire, born at Romans and died in Bastia. Joseph-Marie Farinole
(1789–1887), General and the "last Knight of Saint Saint-Louis". Vincent-Marie Farinole
(1832–1905), (son of Joseph-Marie) lawyer, politician, and republican Senator of the left. Vincent Benedetti
Vincent Benedetti
(1817–1900), diplomat, main architect of the declaration of the Franco-Prussian War
Franco-Prussian War
of 1870. Vincent de Moro-Giafferi
Vincent de Moro-Giafferi
(Xavier Étienne called Vincent) (1878–1956) César Campinchi
César Campinchi
(1882–1941) : lawyer, minister and French man of state, Minister of Marine and Minister in the Daladier
and Reynaud governments in 1939 and 1940. César Vezzani (1888–1951), one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. "Emperor of Tenors" according to Tsar Nicolas II. Henri Martelli (1895–1980), composer Pierre Huard
Pierre Huard
(1901–1983), French professor of medicine José Luccioni (1903–1978), operatic tenor singer John Bernard (1893–1983), American politician, representing Minnesota in the House of Representatives, born in Bastia Hyacinthe de Montera (former mayor of Bastia, Resistance fighter, magistrate) Pierre Griffi (Hero of the Resistance 1941–1943) Jean Nicoli (Hero of the Resistance 1941–1943) Louis Leschi
Louis Leschi
(1893–1954), historian Jean L'Herminier, commander of the submarine Casabianca Yves Simonpaoli, called Paoli (born 1928), painter and professor of dentistry Henry Padovani (born 1952) : first guitarist of the musical group The Police François Piétri
François Piétri
(1882–1966), politician Henri Rieunier
Henri Rieunier
(1833–1918), Minister of Marine Angelo Rinaldi (born 1940), novelist and literary critic Salvatore Viale (1787–1861), Corsican writer, one of the first writers in the Corsican language Jean-Paul Marcheschi (1951), painter and sculptor Adil Rami
Adil Rami
(born 1985), International french footballer, born in Bastia on 27 December 1985 Charles Alerini (1842–1901), Militant Anarchist, born in Bastia, died at Vinh
(Tonkin) Baptiste Giabiconi
Baptiste Giabiconi
(born 1989), Male model
Male model
and pop singer Jean Bastia (born 1919), film director, screenwriter and film producer Romain Achilli (born 1993), French footballer

See also[edit]


Gang de la Brise de Mer - one of the most powerful Corsican mafia organisations SC Bastia
SC Bastia
- football club Railway stations in Corsica


- and its Romanesque chapels, Stéphane Massiani, May 1991, A. Robert, 13011 Marseille, Bastia: Chapelle San Sarorio, p. 45 (in French) Dictionary of Chateaux and Fortifications of France
in the Middle Ages, éditions Publitotal, Charles-Laurent Salch, 1978, reprint 1991, Strasbourg, 1287 pages, ISBN 2-86535-070-3, p. 109 : Bastia: City Walls of "Terra Nova" (in French) Power and Fortifications in the north of Corsica
11th - 14th century, éditions Alain Piazzola, Daniel Istria, May 2005, Ajaccio, ISBN 2-915410-14-3 (in French)

Notes and references[edit] Notes[edit]

^ This region consists of a range of terrain resulting from a vanished ocean called Liguro-Piedmont (in the Tethys ocean
Tethys ocean
whose age is between 170 to 60 Million years old) and its continental margins. The age of the Alpine Corsica
region ranges from Triassic
to recent. ^ The Ruisseau de Cardo is not mentioned in the Sandre database ^ Alberto de Loreto was one of the companions of Oberto I, a descendant of Boniface, Marquis of Tuscany, in his military expedition to conquer the north-east of Corsica ^ In a footnote (p. 233) to History of Corsica
– Vol. I, Abbot Letteron wrote: "The foundation of Bastia
is generally fixed on the year 1378 but The Bastia
was not built until a few years later as there were several wars between that event and the institution of the Maona" (in French) ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


^ Bastia
on Lion1906 ^ Inhabitants of Haute-Corse
(in French) ^ Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom website Archived 10 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (in French) ^ Bastia
on Google Maps ^ Bastia
on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French) ^ Corsica
- Simplified Geological Map of Corsica
Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., Geology Centre of Oisans p. 6 (in French) ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Ruisseau Fiuminale (Y7320540)".  (in French) ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Ruisseau de Lupino (Y7320520)".  (in French) ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Ruisseau de Corbaia (Y7320500)".  (in French) ^ Paris, Nice, Strasbourg, Brest ^ Data from the Station at Bastia
from 1981 to 2010 (in French) ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Bastia" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 4, 2016.  ^ "Climat Corse". Meteo France. Retrieved January 4, 2016.  ^ "Normes et records 1961–1990: Bastia
- Poretta (2B) - altitude 10m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved January 8, 2016.  ^ Office of the Environment of Corsica, The levels of vegetation in Corsica
(in French) ^ Société des Autobus Bastiais Official website (in French) ^ a b c d e Port
of Bastia
Statistics 2014 (in French) ^ Map Italia antica Cl. Tolomeo (in French) ^ Agostino Giustiniani
in Description of Corsica
(in French) ^ a b Giovanni della Grossa in Croniche, translation by Lucien Auguste Letteron: History of Corsica
- Vol. 1 (in French) ^ Daniel Istria - Powers and Fortifications in the north of Corsica 11th-14th century p. 122 (in French) ^ List of Mayors of France
(in French) ^ National Commission for Decentralised cooperation (in French) ^ Schools in Bastia
(in French) ^ SAC Bastia
website (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001277 Romieu Public Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001271 Joan of Arc Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099163 Law Courts (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001266 Old Town Hall Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001284 Villayet Saint-Dominique Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001270 Villayet Saint-Antoine Convent Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001772 PA2B000012 Napolean Monument (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001272 Donati Pleasure Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001276 Providence Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001274 Flach Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001269 Bon Pasteur Courtyard Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001275 Villa Fumarolli Pleasure Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001273 Sainte-Victoire Public Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00125389 Maison Castagnola (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA2B000017 Maison de Caraffa (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA0099158 Governor's Citadel and Palace (in French) ^ Bastia
Museum website (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001286 Mattei Terraces (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001285 Villa Lota Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001283 Cardo Cemetery Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001268 German Cemetery Garden (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B001267 Bosquet Pecunia Green Area (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B000560 Foundry (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B000372 Cardo Copper
Mine (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA2B000941 Toga Iron Works (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099179 Old Church at Cardo (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA2B000006 Church of Saint Charles (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA2B000006 Church or Oratory of Saint Roch (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA2B000013 Parish Centre of Notre-Dame des Victoires (in French) ^ a b Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00135318 Church of Notre-Dame de Montserato (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00125388 Church of Saint-Étienne de Cardo (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099161 Church of Saint-Croix (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099160 Church of Saint John the Baptist (in French) ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099159 Church of the Conception (in French)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bastia.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Bastia.

Official website (in French) Bastia
Fansite (in French) Unofficial Guide to Bastia
Airport Corsica
Cultural Heritage website (in French)

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Communes of the Haute-Corse

Aghione Aiti Alando Albertacce Aléria Algajola Altiani Alzi Ampriani Antisanti Aregno Asco Avapessa Barbaggio Barrettali Bastia Belgodère Bigorno Biguglia Bisinchi Borgo Brando Bustanico Cagnano Calacuccia Calenzana Calvi Cambia Campana Campi Campile Campitello Canale-di-Verde Canari Canavaggia Carcheto-Brustico Carpineto Carticasi Casabianca Casalta Casamaccioli Casanova Casevecchie Castellare-di-Casinca Castellare-di-Mercurio Castello-di-Rostino Castifao Castiglione Castineta Castirla Cateri Centuri Cervione Chiatra Chisa Corbara Corscia Corte Costa Croce Crocicchia Erbajolo Érone Ersa Farinole Favalello Felce Feliceto Ficaja Focicchia Furiani Galéria Gavignano Ghisonaccia Ghisoni Giocatojo Giuncaggio L'Île-Rousse Isolaccio-di-Fiumorbo Lama Lano Lavatoggio Lento Linguizzetta Loreto-di-Casinca Lozzi Lucciana Lugo-di-Nazza Lumio Luri Manso Matra Mausoléo Mazzola Meria Moïta Moltifao Monacia-d'Orezza Moncale Monte Montegrosso Monticello Morosaglia Morsiglia Muracciole Murato Muro Nessa Nocario Noceta Nonza Novale Novella Occhiatana Ogliastro Olcani Oletta Olmeta-di-Capocorso Olmeta-di-Tuda Olmi-Cappella Olmo Omessa Ortale Ortiporio Palasca Pancheraccia Parata Patrimonio Penta-Acquatella Penta-di-Casinca Perelli Pero-Casevecchie Pianello Piano Piazzali Piazzole Piedicorte-di-Gaggio Piedicroce Piedigriggio Piedipartino Pie-d'Orezza Pietracorbara Pietra-di-Verde Pietralba Pietraserena Pietricaggio Pietroso Piève Pigna Pino Piobetta Pioggiola Poggio-di-Nazza Poggio-di-Venaco Poggio-d'Oletta Poggio-Marinaccio Poggio-Mezzana Polveroso Popolasca Porri La Porta Prato-di-Giovellina Prunelli-di-Casacconi Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo Pruno Quercitello Rapaggio Rapale Riventosa Rogliano Rospigliani Rusio Rutali Saint-Florent Saliceto San-Damiano San-Gavino-d'Ampugnani San-Gavino-di-Fiumorbo San-Gavino-di-Tenda San-Giovanni-di-Moriani San-Giuliano San-Lorenzo San-Martino-di-Lota San-Nicolao Santa-Lucia-di-Mercurio Santa-Lucia-di-Moriani Santa-Maria-di-Lota Santa-Maria-Poggio Sant'Andréa-di-Bozio Sant'Andréa-di-Cotone Sant'Antonino Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna Santa-Reparata-di-Moriani Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda Santo-Pietro-di-Venaco Scata Scolca Sermano Serra-di-Fiumorbo Silvareccio Sisco Solaro Sorbo-Ocagnano Sorio Soveria Speloncato Stazzona Taglio-Isolaccio Talasani Tallone Tarrano Tomino Tox Tralonca Urtaca Vallecalle Valle-d'Alesani Valle-di-Campoloro Valle-di-Rostino Valle-d'Orezza Vallica Velone-Orneto Venaco Ventiseri Venzolasca Verdèse Vescovato Vezzani Vignale Ville-di-Paraso Ville-di-Pietrabugno Vivario Volpajola Zalana Zilia Zuani

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 143055269 LCCN: n79086801 GND: 4080283-8 BNF: cb1525