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Ajaccio

commune in Corse-du-Sud, Corsica, France
Ajaccio in France
coat of arms

Ajaccio (Latin: Ajax; French: Ajaccio; Corsican: Aiacciu), pronounced "ah-YAH-cho", is a town in France. It is the capital of the territorial collectivity of Corsica and the prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud.

GeographyEdit

Ajaccio is on the west coast of the island of Corsica in a sheltered position at the foot of wooded hills on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The harbour is to the east of the town and is protected on the south by a peninsula. Ajaccio has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).

 
The port of Ajaccio

Ajaccio was the birthplace of:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967.

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