Y, Somme

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Comunne Y picardhiv68.jpg
Coat of arms of Y
Coat of arms
Y is located in France
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Coordinates: 49°48′14″N 2°59′34″E / 49.8039°N 2.9928°E / 49.8039; 2.9928Coordinates: 49°48′14″N 2°59′34″E / 49.8039°N 2.9928°E / 49.8039; 2.9928
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Ham
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Charles Carpentier
Area
 • Land1 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 86
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80829 / 80190
Elevation 56–82 m (184–269 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 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.

Y (pronounced: [i]) is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Y bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world. The inhabitants call themselves Upsilonien(ne)s, from the Greek letter Upsilon which looks like the letter Y.

Geography[edit]

Y is situated 32 miles (50 km) east of Amiens, at the junction of the D15 and D615 roads, in the far eastern side of the department.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Y, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 109 116 86 90 82 89 86
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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