10 Interesting Ajaccio Facts

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Facts about Ajaccio:

  1. Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica & largest settlement on the island.

  2. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio in 1769.

  3. The residents of Ajaccio are known as Ajacciens or Ajacciennes.

  4. François Coty, the founder of the world’s largest perfume company (Coty perfume) was born in Ajaccio.

  5. Ajaccio became the first French town to be liberated from the German occupation during WW II.

  6. Ajaccio has twinning associations with Jena, Germany; Larnaca, Cyprus; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Dana Point, California, United States; La Maddalena, Italy & Marrakech, Morocco.

  7. Ajaccio is the headquarters of the Academy of Corsica.

  8. As of 2014, the population of Ajaccio is 69,378.

  9. On 14th September 2009, the city was hit by a tornado with an intensity of F1 on the Fujita scale.

  10. The city has a Mediterranean climate which is Csa in the Köppen climate classification. The average annual sunshine is 2726 hours.

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