Champs-sur-Yonne

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Champs-sur-Yonne
Champs-sur-Yonne is located in France
Champs-sur-Yonne
Champs-sur-Yonne
Coordinates: 47°44′17″N 3°36′06″E / 47.7381°N 3.6017°E / 47.7381; 3.6017Coordinates: 47°44′17″N 3°36′06″E / 47.7381°N 3.6017°E / 47.7381; 3.6017
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Auxerre-Est
Intercommunality Auxerrois
Area1 4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,712
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89077 / 89290
Elevation 97–133 m (318–436 ft)
(avg. 109 m or 358 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.

Champ-sur-Yonne is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.

Its inhabitants are called "Champicaunais". Champs-sur-Yonne is part of the metropolitan area of Auxerre

Geography[edit]

Champs is in the Valley of the Yonne River, on the east bank of the river. The soil is alluvial, made both from local limestones and erosion products from the source of the Yonne in the Morvan. There is little agriculture in the mostly built up village, but yypical crops include wheat, hemp, and sunflowers.

History[edit]

There have been local settlements in the area since at least Roman times, but the growth of Champs as a distinct commune dates from the building of the three water mills on the Yonne in the eighteenth century.

Population[edit]

  • 1962= 721
  • 1968= 820
  • 1975= 1163
  • 1982= 1489
  • 1990= 1525
  • 1999= 1382
  • 2006= 1712

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