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Dubbed as the most beautiful place, the Corsica Island is bathed in turquoise waters

Beyond the lovely beaches are pristine landscapes. About one-third of the island is a protected nature reserve. With over 100 peaks dotting the island, Corsica is a great place for hikers to have fun. The development along the beaches and coastal towns has attracted a number of people to settle down in Corsica but still most of the island remains untouched.

There is a very small population of Muslims on the Corsica Island. A number of them are of Moroccan origin. The island does not have any Masaajid or halal restaurants. However there are a number of places where you can find delicious varieties of fish and vegetarian food.

The Corsica Island truly gives you everything that you want from a holiday. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica houses small towns and villages that are architectural gems. The capital, Ajaccio, was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Visit the house where he was born that now houses a museum. Visit the town of Bonifacio and its citadel (fortress) that sits on the top of stunning cliffs. Corte is a beautiful town and home to another exquisite citadel. Sartene and Filitosa are also good to visit.

The Corsica Island is a great hiking destination. There are a number of trails where visitors can enjoy hiking. The most popular trail is the GR 20 that is 180Km long and spans diagonally from the North to the South of the island. Around Corte there are a number of hiking trails and glacier lakes. Do not miss visiting the Agriates Desert and the coastline that has the most beautiful beaches of the island. From Corte along the Restonica River you can take a hike till the glacier lakes of Melo and Capitello.

Corsica boasts of a 1000Km long coastline and beautiful beaches. Close to Porto Vecchio are Caribbean style beaches. The Western side of the island has some romantic beaches. The island offers numerous interesting opportunities of diving and sailing apart from swimming.

The best way to get around the Corsica Island is by getting a car rental. The island also offers a railway service but its reach is limited. A number of popular car rental companies have their offices in the towns and cities on the island. However, taking the train gives visitors a chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes and sceneries that are often hidden to those who travel by road.

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France Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Paris

GEOGRAPHY

France is situated on the western edge of Europe. Having an area of 547,030 square kilometres it is the largest area among European Union members.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 65.8 Million. Muslims account for about 10% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate in France varies depending on the regions. A mediterranean climate is found in the south east, in the west, the climate is predominantly oceanic with a high level of rainfall and freezing temperatures in the mountainous regions.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Frechis the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs
Summer: +2 hrs

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

French National Holiday (Bastille Day): July 14th
May Day: May 1st
Remembrance Day: November 11th
Christmas Day: December 25th

CURRENCY

Euro

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 17
Medical: 15
Fire: 18

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