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Joigny - Porte du bois 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Joigny
Coat of arms
Joigny is located in France
Coordinates: 47°58′59″N 3°23′52″E / 47.9831°N 3.3978°E / 47.9831; 3.3978Coordinates: 47°58′59″N 3°23′52″E / 47.9831°N 3.3978°E / 47.9831; 3.3978
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Joigny
Intercommunality Jovinien
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Auberger
Area1 46.67 km2 (18.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 11,054
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89206 / 89300
Elevation 74–252 m (243–827 ft)
(avg. 96 m or 315 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.

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

It is located on the banks of the Yonne River.

Notable people[edit]

Joigny was the town where French writer Marcel Aymé, and famous doctor Edme Joachim Bourdois de La Motte (first physician to Napoleon's son) were born. It was also the home of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, who founded the Roman Catholic Society of the Sacred Heart in 1800.


  • Saint John Church (11th-16th century)
  • Saint Andrew Church (11th-16th century)
  • Saint Theobald Church (16th century)

Twin towns[edit]

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