Y, Somme

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Y
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
Area1 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 86
 • 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.[1] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ash, Russell (10 November 2011). Boring, Botty and Spong. RHCP. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-4090-9739-6. 

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