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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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Born on August 15, 1769, at Ajaccio, Corsica, Napoleon proved to be a great general, winning many battles for France, but suffered his greatest defeat at Waterloo at the hands of Allied forces under the command of the Duje of Wellington.
From 25 March Sabena will cease flights to Jersey in Britain's Channel Islands, a well as flights to Ajaccio, Corsica and Mallorca in Spain.
The first of the two telegrams from Conrad to Dent was sent from Ajaccio, Corsica, on 8 March 1921, to correct two errors that Conrad had spotted in Notes on Life and Letters:
WEEK ONE Stage by stage TODAY: Stage 2 - Bastia to Ajaccio, Corsica (Medium mountain - 156km) TOMORROW: Stage 3 - Ajaccio to Calvi, Corsica (Medium mountain - 145.5km) TUESDAY: Stage 4 - Nice (25km team time trial) WEDNESDAY: Stage 5 - Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille (Medium mountain - 228.5km) THURSDAY: Stage 6 - Aixen-Provence to Montpellier (Flat - 176.5km) FRIDAY: Stage 7 - Montpellier to Albi (Medium mountain - 205.5km) SATURDAY: Stage 8 - Castres to Ax 3 Domaines (High mountain -195km)
After a relaxing six days at sea, Balmoral arrives in Funchal, Madeira, then calls at Malaga and finally Ajaccio, Corsica (the birthplace of Napoleon) before reaching Rome, her home port for the next few weeks.
Our first port of call was Ajaccio, Corsica, birthplace of Napoleon, which boasts beautiful scenery, amazing architecture and smart boutiques.
The 6ft 2in player, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, made his name in Scottish football at Hibs.
On this fabulous cruise you'll be sailing into some of Europe's most famous cities including: Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; cruising the Atlantic and Mediterranean; Lama, Mallorca; Ajaccio, Corsica; Livorno (Florence), Italy; Marseille, France; Barcelona, Spain, Malaga, Spain and Gibraltar (pictured).
The 6ft 2in player, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, first made his name in Scottish football at Hibs where he signed in 2002 and made 39 appearances before leaving.