Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured from ISS Corsica, the French territory and fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus, with about 300,000 population.
Coastal regions are characterized by hot-summer Mediterranean climate while higher elevation locations of cold-summer Mediterranean climate with 4 ski areas.
Corsica’s culture is different from France. While French is spoken as an official language, Corsican is also widely spoken and is taught at school, used in TV, radio, etc. In the recent years, various activities to re-value Corsican culture are put into action.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.