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Saint-Florent (Corsican: San Fiurenzu) is a commune in Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It is a fishing port located at the bottom of the gulf of the same name.
Today, it is a popular summer vacation spot for many tourists because of its proximity to the famous Patrimonio vineyards and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coast, Saleccia.
Saint-Florent was created by the Genoese in the 16th century as a base to carry out repressive operations against the Corsican patriots in the surrounding villages. The colonial state and imperialist France later used it to disembark hordes of mercenaries and colonists during August 1764 in order to subject the independent Corsican people. After the defeat at Ponte Novu Bridge, the army of Pasquale Paoli, sometimes called "the father of Corsica", helped by the fleet of Horatio Nelson, reconquered Saint-Florent in 1793 during the brief Anglo-Corsican rule.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Florent,_Haute-Corse

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  • Copyright: Mirari Mirarer (mirarer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 603] (4751)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2002-06-00
  • Categories: 自然
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-24 2:08
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