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A view of the hamlet of Orneto
A view of the hamlet of Orneto
Velone-Orneto is located in France
Coordinates: 42°24′06″N 9°28′18″E / 42.4017°N 9.4717°E / 42.4017; 9.4717Coordinates: 42°24′06″N 9°28′18″E / 42.4017°N 9.4717°E / 42.4017; 9.4717
Country France
Region Corsica
Department Haute-Corse
Arrondissement Corte
Canton Castagniccia
Intercommunality Costa Verde
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Pallenti
Area1 12.34 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 113
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 2B340 /20230
Elevation 102–1,247 m (335–4,091 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Velone-Orneto is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.


The municipality of Velone Orneto is located about forty miles south of Bastia, and is part of the Tavagna (Haute-Corse), with four other municipalities: Taglio-Isolaccio, Pero-Casevecchie, Talasani and Poggio-Mezzana. Six hamlets composing the municipality: Orneto, Carbonaccia, Velone, Inelaccia, Fiuminale Suttanu and Fiuminale Supranu (the latter three have been abandoned).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 158 —    
1968 178 +12.7%
1975 124 −30.3%
1982 113 −8.9%
1990 109 −3.5%
1999 113 +3.7%
2008 113 +0.0%

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