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(From Wikipedia)
Corsica was formed about 250 million years ago with the uplift of a granite backbone on the western side. About 50 million years ago the sedimentary rock was pressed against this granite, forming the schists of the eastern side. It is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean, a "mountain in the sea", it is also the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus.
Mountains comprise two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Forests make up 20% of the island.
Corsica contains the GR20, one of Europe's most notable hiking trails.

The island is 90 km from Tuscany in Italy and 170 km (110 mi) from the Côte d'Azur in France. It is separated from Sardinia (in the Photo) to the south by the Strait of Bonifacio, which is a minimum of 11 km wide.

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Additional Photos by Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1813 W: 126 N: 2762] (11362)
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