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Ajaccio (Latin: Adiacium; French: Ajaccio French pronunciation: [aʒaksjo] ; Corsican: Aiacciu [aˈjattʃu]; Italian: Ajaccio, [aˈjattʃo]) is a French commune, prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud, and head office of the Collectivité territoriale de Corse (capital city of Corsica). It is also the largest settlement on the island. Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille. The original city went into decline in the Middle Ages, but began to prosper again after the Genoese built a citadel in 1492 to the south of the earlier settlement. After the Corsican Republic was declared in 1755 the Genoese continued to hold several citadels, including Ajaccio, until the French took control of the island. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ajacciens or Ajacciennes. The most famous of these is Napoleon Bonaparte who was born in Ajaccio in 1769, and whose ancestral home, the Maison Bonaparte, is now a museum. Other dedications to him in the city include Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport.

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The city is basically the capital of French Mediterranean island of Corsica. It is known for its art, culture and museums. The place is flocked to by a lot of visitors every year. Most of them come to check out its bustling art scene. The most prominent places in the city are The Monument in the Place du Casone, The Place Bonaparte and The Musée Fesch. Although there are many museums here, but The Bandera Museum is what visited the most. Great to come with families and check out the myriad outdoor activities. There are various breweries too, for those who will like to have a nice wine tasting session. Places like The Genoese towers are a must visit here.

 

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Facts and Stats for Ajaccio*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ajaccio

    Know the pollution level of Ajaccio before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Ajaccio: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ajaccio for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ajaccio.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Ajaccio - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 69.53 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.92 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.64 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.57 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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