Calvi, Haute-Corse

commune in Haute-Corse, France

Calvi is a small town and commune of the Haute-Corse, in France. It is on the northwest coast of the island of Corsica, 95 km from Bastia and 24 km from L'Île-Rousse. The town has 5,177 people (1999), and is the fifth-largest commune in Corsica. There is a legend that Christopher Columbus was from Calvi, which at the time was part of the Genoese empire. The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment of the French Foreign Legion is based in Calvi.

Calvi
View of the citadel
View of the citadel
Flag of Calvi
Flag
Coat of arms of Calvi
Coat of arms
Location of Calvi
Calvi is located in France
Calvi
Calvi
Calvi is located in Corsica
Calvi
Calvi
Coordinates: 42°34′07″N 8°45′25″E / 42.5686°N 8.7569°E / 42.5686; 8.7569Coordinates: 42°34′07″N 8°45′25″E / 42.5686°N 8.7569°E / 42.5686; 8.7569
CountryFrance
RegionCorsica
DepartmentHaute-Corse
ArrondissementCalvi
CantonCalvi
IntercommunalityCalvi Balagne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Ange Santini
Area
1
31.20 km2 (12.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
5,666
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2B050 /20260
Elevation0–700 m (0–2,297 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The economy of Calvi is mainly based on tourism, which started in 1950.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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Calvi from Citadel
 
The port and the citadel of Calvi.