Corsica profile

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Image caption Olives have been cultivated on Corsica for thousands of years
  • Name: Corsica
  • Status: Part of France; separatists seek greater autonomy
  • Population: 315,000 (2011; Source: French national statistics office)
  • Regional capital: Ajaccio
  • Major languages: French (official), Italian, Corsican
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Cheese, fruit, wine, olive oil, tobacco