Here are the figures that detail the specificities of Corsica:
|Inhabitants||324 212 inhabitants|
|Density||37 inhabitants / km²|
|Area||8 722 km²|
|First colony||-6000 av JC|
|GDP proportion France||0,4%|
|GDP per inhabitants||$30 153|
|GDP per inhabitants France||$36 542|
|Homicide rates||1 for 10 800 inhabitants|
|Homicide rates France||1 for 95 000 inhabitants|
It is as populous as Nice or Nantes.
The homicide rate is 9 times higher than the one of mainland France.
What we see is that the GDP of Corsica is quite insignificant compared to the overall French GDP. Corsica has the same GDP as the following cities: Saint-Etienne, Nancy, Caen, Toulon. Its GDP per capita is 18% lower than the one in France.
The main sector of activity is agriculture with notably the Corsican sheep for its milk, its meat and its wool. Then chestnut and olive growing.
Then the industry with construction. Mineral waters, fish soups, biscuits, processed meat.
Tourism, with sports activities, gastronomy.
Bastia is the leading Mediterranean port in terms of passenger traffic and the second largest in France after Calais.