is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, it is located just west
of Italy off the southeast coast of France. Cosica is divided into two
departments Corse-du-Sud - the island's southern half and Haute-Corse - it's upper part.
It is a mountainous island that forms part of the French republic, it's highest point is Monte Cintu which towers a 2,710 m high. Corsica is home to many rare animals and plants and parts of it's national park the Parc naturel régional de Corse were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most parts of it's wild interior are carpeted with deep forests and glacial lakes.
Corsica was also the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte who was born on the 15th August 1769 in the capital of Corsica to a wealthy family of Corsican nobles. The house where he was born has been well preserved and can be visited.
Ajaccio the islands capital is located on the west coast of the island and has a Citadel or fortress which protects the town. It's main industries include fishing and ship building.