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Corsica mountains by Robin G. Collomb

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Published by West Col in Reading .
Written in English


  • Mountaineering -- France -- Corsica -- Guide-books.,
  • Corsica -- Description and travel -- Guide-books.

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Includes index.

StatementRobin G. Collomb.
SeriesGuide Collomb -- 2
LC ClassificationsDC611.C812/
The Physical Object
Pagination93p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21375120M
ISBN 100906227194

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Corsica reaches an average (!!) elevation of m, 86% of the island can be considered mountains. 50 summits reach more than m in elevation with Monte Cinto being the highest one. The island measures km from Cap Corse in the north to Capo Pertusato in the south and 83km from Capo Rosso in the west to Alistro in the east.   Explore Corsica holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Within half an hour's drive, the landscape ranges from glittering bays, vibrant coastal cities and fabulous beaches to sawtooth mountain ridges, verdant valleys, dense forests and time-forgotten hilltop villages. The highest point of Corsica is Monte Cintu whose summit reaches 8, ft. (m); its lowest point is the Mediterranean Sea (0m). In addition to its mountains, Corsica also has the most rivers (small streams) of any Mediterranean island, and nearly 1, sq. miles (3, sq. km) of the isalnd's total surface area is dedicated to nature reserves. Although a Mediterranean island, Corsica is inherently a mountainous area with the dominant mountain range sprawling over meters. With the Monte Cintu as the highest peak at meters of altitude, the average mountain altitude is meters.. The mountainous terrain runs from northwest to southeast direction while separating the island in two regions.