With an area of 4,014 km², the departement of Corse-du-Sud is located in the
region of Corsica. The prefecture is Ajaccio and the sous-prefecture is
The neighbouring department is Haute-Corse.
In 1975, the former department of Corse (20) was divided into
Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica) and Haute-Corse (Upper-Corsica).
The two departments had existed between 1795 and 1811 as Liamone and
Golo, after two rivers on the island.
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