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Ajaccio

(äyät`chō), town (1990 pop. 59,952), capital of Corse-du-Sud dept., France, on the Isle of Corsica. A year-round tourist attraction, Ajaccio also has manufacturing, fishing, timbering, shipping, and fruit-growing industries. Its present site was established by Genoese colonists in 1492. Ajaccio was the birthplace of Napoleon I; the house where he was born is preserved. In World War II, Ajaccio was occupied by the Italians until the people successfully revolted (Sept., 1943) with the aid of Free French troops.

Ajaccio

the capital of Corsica, a port on the W coast. Pop.: 52 880 (1999)
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Both sides are five games into the Ligue 2 season but visitors Ajaccio have started much brighter and are in fourth position, nine places ahead of Nancy.
I walked into Ajaccio town and found myself in a history lesson.
Visit the Place Foce, a delightful shaded square at the heart of old Ajaccio.
Not only are other airlines banned from this route, but also is tax-payers' money being handed over to Air France," easyJet DG-France Francois Bacchetta commented, saying the ban also hurts Corsicans because tourists "have to pay ripoff prices." The Ajaccio flight was part of a French expansion that comprised five new routes and three new markets (Ajaccio, Bordeaux and La Rochelle).
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Marseille v Ajaccio 7.30pm MARSEILLE have fallen off the Champions League qualification pace after failing to win their last five games and they look poor 2-5 favourites to beat basement boys Ajaccio at the Stade Velodrome tonight, writes Dan Childs.
AJACCIO v PSG 4pm FOOTBALL PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN will be confident of increasing their lead at the top of Ligue 1 as they travel to basement boys Ajaccio for what should be an easy victory on the road, writes Daniel Prescott.
AJACCIO v ST-ETIENNE 4pm SAINT-ETIENNE are up and running for the season with a pair of handsome Europa League wins to their name, and they can take that feelgood factor down to Corsica where they should have too much for Ajaccio, writes Steve Davies.