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Bastia

(bästē`ä), city (1990 pop. 38,728), Haute-Corse dept., NE Corsica, France, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the island's largest city and chief commercial center. Famous for its wines, it has a thriving export industry and a variety of light manufactures. Founded (14th cent.) as a fort by the Genoese, it was the capital of Corsica until 1791. Its citadel (16th–17th cent.) and its many 18th-century buildings are tourist attractions.

Bastia

a port in NE Corsica: the main commercial and industrial town of the island: capital of Haute-Corse department. Pop.: 37 884 (1999)
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Few of us had heard of Bastia from the historic French island of Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon.
Bastia, who were relegated from Ligue 1 last season, could be demoted to the third tier of French football unless they can clear a deficit of almost PS4.
Verratti doubled the tally while Bastia keeper Jean-Louis Leca was tending to the injured Matuidi, and Cavani increased the lead when he tapped in from Goncalo Guedes's cross in the 76th minute.
The LFP have asked Bastia to re-examine their security and to ensure those responsible were banned from the stadium.
While Biarritz is known as a surfing capital of Europe, Toulon Hyeres - on the Cote d'Azure - is a popular tourist destination and Bastia, located on the northern tip of the French island of Corsica, is a renowned ferry and cruise ship port.
And Bastia, if not buzzing, are at least feeling a bit better than they were a month ago.
Pour avoir aligne Abdoulaye Toure, qui etait a priori suspendu, le FC Nantes pourrait voir sa victoire face a Bastia de samedi (2-0) annulee, a dit L'EQUIPE.
Bastia chairman Pierre-Marie Geronimi claims Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has personally contacted him regarding the availability of midfielder Florian Thauvin.
Houllier and chief executive Rick Parry are due in Paris tomorrow to meet leading officials from Essien's club Bastia to finalise a pounds 4million deal for the 20-year-old Ghanaian.
Laslandes, who has spent the season on loan at Bastia, is keen to secure a permanent move to the Corsican club but knows that the valuation placed on him by the Wearsiders could prove prohibitive.
Graham Taylor could be laying the ground work for his first buy in January's transfer window by opening talks on Argentine sensation Adrian Jesus Bastia.
VILLA boss Graham Taylor is tracking tough-tackling South American midfielder Adrian Bastia.