|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Georges Moisset|
|• Land1||8.37 km2 (3.23 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||95690 / 95420|
|Elevation||99–199 m (325–653 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.
The name Wy comes from the Latin vicus – meaning "village" or cluster of houses (as opposed to a villa, an isolated farm and master's residence).
The full name Wy-dit-Joli-Village ("Wy-called-Pretty-Village") is said to have arisen from an incident in which King Henry IV of France, hunting in the area and enquiring what the settlement was called, exclaimed Ah! Quel joli village! : "Oh, what a pretty village!"
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