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1. The capital of the department of Corse-du-Sud (South Corsica), this coastal town is also the largest town on the island, and was the birthplace in 1769 of one of France's most famous men. Name the town.
2. GR20, described as the toughest long-distance trail in Europe, runs for 125 miles from Calenzana, in the extreme northwest of Corsica, through the heart of the mountains to Conca in the extreme southeast. What does GR stand for?
3. The Hôtel Napoléon Bonaparte in L'Île Rousse, in northwest Corsica, was, between 1953 and 1955, the palace home-in-exile of Mohammed V. Of which country was Mohammed V the Sultan from 1927-1957, and king from 1957-1961 (his country having gained independence from France in 1957)?
4. Which of these statements is NOT true about the seaside town of Calvi, in northwest Corsica?
5. One of the delights in Corsica is to travel along the coast and through the mountains on the single-track narrow-gauge railway network. What gauge is this railway?
6. Who, or what, is depicted on the flag of Corsica?
7. In the centre of Corsica, near Vizzavona, is a spectacular series of waterfalls and rock pools called La Cascade des _______.
8. A long ridge of mountains forms the spine of Corsica, with more than forty peaks above 2000 metres. At 2706 metres, what is the highest mountain in Corsica?
9. In the "Roof of Corsica", near the university town of Corte, is a wonderful rocky valley called Restonica. Where did it get its name?
10. Beautifully situated in the Vallée de la Restonica, near Corte in the mountainous centre of Corsica, is the Hôtel Dominique Colonna. Who was Dominique Colonna?
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