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Bastia (Corsican Bastia), is a town and commune of northern Corsica, in France. It is the préfecture (capital) of the Haute-Corse département and has a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Bastia is also also an important Corsican port and is famous for its wines.
Bastia was founded in the 14th century by the Genoese, and remained the capital of Corsica until 1791. It has a variety of historical tourist attractions, including a citadel dating back from the 16th-17th centuries as well as several 18th century buildings.
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