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.

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


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Calvi from Citadel
The port and the citadel of Calvi.