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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ouanne
Coat of arms
Ouanne is located in France
Coordinates: 47°39′45″N 3°25′09″E / 47.66250°N 3.4192°E / 47.66250; 3.4192Coordinates: 47°39′45″N 3°25′09″E / 47.66250°N 3.4192°E / 47.66250; 3.4192
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Vincelles
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Remy Virtel
Area1 38.20 km2 (14.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 715
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89283 /89560
Elevation 226–371 m (741–1,217 ft)
(avg. 314 m or 1,030 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.

Ouanne is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. Ouanne is also the name of an 84 km (52 mi) long river, taking its source in the vicinity, a right tributary of the Loing.


Existed at the time Gallo-Roman under the name of Odouna or Oduna. A Roman way carried out in Auxerre. The ancient station of Ouanne is known according to a marble fragment from the 3rd century preserved at the museum of Autun. The marble indicates the distances on the Roman way of Auxerre to Entrains-sur-Nohain. This way saw passing the armies of Pippin the Younger.

In 1790, Ouanne becomes chief town of canton but the number of cantons falls and the village is attached to Courson-les-Carrières. In 1972, the two communes of Ouanne and Chastenay join.


The river Ouanne has its source in the commune.


Demographic evolution
1881 1886 1931 1975 1981 1990 1999 2006
1054 1100 720 551 512 627 661 715
Since 1962: Population without duplicates

Inhabitants are known as Ouannais.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • Notre-Dame Church, blazing style, (15th-16th centuries), entirely arched.
  • Source de l'Ouanne, close to the laundrette builds in 1867.
  • Castle of the Mines, (16th century).


See also[edit]