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The département was formed on September 15, 1975, when the département of Corse was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. The département corresponds exactly to the former département of Golo which existed between 1793 and 1811.
The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud.
The inhabitants of the entire island of Corsica are called Corsicans.
The Corsicans are a fiercely independent and proud people. However, a July 6, 2003 referendum on increased autonomy was voted down by a very thin majority: 50.98 percent against to 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization policies.
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