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view from the airport
view from the airport
Coat of arms of Saint-Yan
Coat of arms
Saint-Yan is located in France
Coordinates: 46°24′45″N 4°02′21″E / 46.4125°N 4.0392°E / 46.4125; 4.0392Coordinates: 46°24′45″N 4°02′21″E / 46.4125°N 4.0392°E / 46.4125; 4.0392
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Paray-le-Monial
Area1 26.15 km2 (10.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,141
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71491 / 71600
Elevation 229–287 m (751–942 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 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.

Saint-Yan is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.


The Arconce forms part of the commune's southern border and the Loire part of its western border.


A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university) is located in Saint-Yan.

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