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Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. It also has the second-highest population of any commune on the island after Ajaccio and is the capital of the Bagnaja region and of the department.Bastia is the principle port of the island and its principle commercial town and is especially famous for its wines. Approximately 10% of the population are immigrants. The unemployment rate in the commune has persistently been one of the highest in France, standing at over 20% in 2004.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastiais or Bastiaises.The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.GeographyLocated in the North-East of Corsica at the base of the Cap Corse, between the sea and the mountain, Bastia is the principle port of the island. The city is located 35km away from the Northern tip of the Cap Corse, 50km West from Elba, an Italian island, and 90km away from continental Italy which can be seen a few days per year when visibility is excellent.In terms of geography, Bastia is defined by its position between the sea and the mountain. The city is located on the Eastern side of the "Serra di Pignu", a 960 m high mountain (see photo opposite). This steep mountain and several hills in the city shape a relief typical of the Cap Corse. This pronounced landscape caused the city to develop mostly on a coastal band about 1.5km wide, which is a very limited part of the 19.38km² that the commune has.
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