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Country  France
Department  Haute-Corse
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  29.16 km²
Population  3,794 (1999)
Arrondissement  Bastia
Region  Corsica
Canton  Borgo
INSEE/Postal code  2B148 /20290
Local time  Tuesday 1:38 PM
Number of airports  1
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Weather  16°C, Wind NE at 10 km/h, 43% Humidity

Lucciana is a commune of the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.

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Map of 20290 Lucciana, France

Geography

Situated on the eastern coast of Corsica nearly 20 km (12 mi) to the south of Bastia, the commune extends itself to the mountainous summit as far as the twisted lagoon of La Marana bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The international airport of Bastia - Poretta is situated in the commune.

History

The Roman town of Mariana had been founded by Gaius Marius in 93 BC. It was the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Mariana, associated with the dioceses of Pisa and Genoa, which lasted until it was transferred, along with all Corsican bishoprics, by the Concordat of 1801 to the Diocese of Ajaccio. The former cathedral, generally known as the church of La Canonica, is a notable Romanesque building of the 12th century.

Economy

  • A static inverter plant of HVDC SACOI located in the commune connects the power grids of Corsica and Sardinia with the grid of the Italian mainland.
  • Sights

  • The Cathedral of the Canonica. Romanesque architecture from the 11th century. Renovated and dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The cathedral features a statue of the Corsican patron saint Devota and a bronze figure of Christ by MC Sei Dominici.
  • The archeological site of Mariana - excavations open to the public.
  • It has been used as a special stage in the Tour de Corse.
  • References

    Lucciana Wikipedia


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