Coat of arms of Corse-du-Sud(Southern Corsica)
Location of Corse-du-Sud in France
Corse-du-Sud (French pronunciation: ​; Corsican: Corsica suttana) (English: South Corsica) is a department of France consisting of the southern part of the island of Corsica. The two Corsican departmental councils merged on 1 January 2018 with the single collectivity of Corsica, with territorial elections coinciding with the dissolution of the separate councils.

The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica was divided into Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. Its boundaries correspond to the former department of Liamone, which existed from 1793 to 1811.

The department hit the head-lines at the end of the twentieth century with the assassination at Ajaccio of the prefect Claude Érignac on 6 February 1998.

The department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the north by the department of Haute-Corse.

The entire island of Corsica is mountainous with many beautiful beaches.

The people living in this subregion are called "Southerners" (Suttanacci).

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