- an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Capital: Ajaccio.
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That shows that you can kill with total impunity in Corsica.Rampant Unsolved Murders Continue on Corsica, France’s “Isle of Beauty”
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For the first time, the tour begins in the Mediterranean, in Corsica, nicknamed the “Island of Beauty.”Lance Armstrong’s Shadow Looms Large Over 100th Edition of Tour de France
October 25, 2012
The magazine claims the couple spent an August weekend in Corsica and that, in her company, "DSK has become a gentleman again."Is This Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New Girlfriend?
September 6, 2012
Pauline was born in Corsica in 1780 with an itch to scratch.Pauline Bonaparte: Dead Cool
November 30, 2009
In the heart of the Corsica Cape is a fairytale-like landscape surrounded by vines and the Mediterranean.Fresh Picks
September 22, 2009
He registered his kingdom of Corsica for the use of his creditors.
For when Napoleon Bonaparte was a boy, there was much trouble in Corsica.
It was he who had planned the conquest of Corsica, and annexed it to France.
Joseph gave up his endeavors, and returned to Corsica to help his mother.
You English are more fair, and England is the friend of Corsica.
- an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles)French name: Corse
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Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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