Haute Corse is a former branch of France, consisting of the northern part of the island of Corsica. It and the opposite Corsican department, Corse du Sud, merged on 1 January 2018 with the single collectivity of Corsica, with territorial elections coinciding with the dissolution of the separate councils. The humans residing within the former branch are called Northerners. The department became formed on 15 September 1975, while the branch of Corsica was divided into Upper Corsica Haute Corse and South Corsica Corse du Sud.
The branch corresponds precisely to the previous department of Golo, which existed between 1793 and 1811. On 6 July 2003, a referendum on improved autonomy becomes voted down by a totally skinny majority 50.98 percentage in opposition to 49.02 percentages for. This become a first rate setback for French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization policies. The former branch is surrounded on three facets by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by means of the department of Corse du Sud.