[bah-stee-uh; French ba-stya]
- a seaport on the NE coast of Corsica: the former capital of Corsica.
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Well, in the prison at Bastia I had as my companion—not as my friend—this very man, Tomaso.
There's a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia.
I cannot imagine any one's loitering in Bastia longer than he can help.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia
The Bank sent a governor to Corsica yearly, who resided in Bastia.
Its head-quarters are in Bastia, where the general of the division resides.
- a port in NE Corsica: the main commercial and industrial town of the island: capital of Haute-Corse department. Pop: 37 884 (1999)
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