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Geography of Corsica

Geography of Corsica: lying in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is the third big island of the western part preceded by Sicily and Sardinia. Geographically, it has a certain peculiarity due to the existence of a dozen mountains, most of which are covered by  snow in winter. The Monte Cinto massif, rising to 2,706 m in height, is the highest of all of them and it is located in the north of Corsica.

With an area of ​​8722 km2, the island of all splendor is the perfect image of a lush destination which is formed by magnificent coasts and beaches with fine sandy beaches, just the opposite of the neighboring archipelagoes which are much more arid. Corsica has a size of 183 km in length and 83.5 km in width. As seen from above, Corsica looks like a gigantic mountain in the sea where the vegetation is dominant.

Located about 90 km from Italy and 130 km from France, Corsica hosts mostly forests and scrubland, most of which are still undeveloped. Pinewoods, beech groves and chestnut groves adorn at a leisurely pace the landscapes of this island while at the same time it gives of perfumes of myrtle, arbutus, lavender, lentisk and thyme. By exploring deeply the island, you can see the U Rénoso at an altitude of 2358 km, an unusual and rare mountain where pure and crystalline water flows ...

Very well known as being an island of beauty which is perfect for green tourism, Corsica has several natural and marine reserves with diversified and endemic characteristics. As far as its geological attractions are concerned, it is basically carved by the large erosion passages, which has led to the formation of hollow rocks. Apart from the reliefs modeled by the waters and the wind, Corsica hosts several streams sloping from the central chain to fall towards the ocean.