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Toucy is located in France
Coordinates: 47°44′14″N 3°17′39″E / 47.7372°N 3.2942°E / 47.7372; 3.2942Coordinates: 47°44′14″N 3°17′39″E / 47.7372°N 3.2942°E / 47.7372; 3.2942
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Toucy
Area1 34.85 km2 (13.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,782
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89419 / 89130
Elevation 177–306 m (581–1,004 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.

Toucy is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.


Toucy was the birthplace and hometown of Pierre Larousse, lexicographer and founder of the publishing house that would later produce one of the most highly popular French dictionaries, Le Petit Larousse.
Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian, died there in his domain in 1987.


The town lies in the middle of the commune, on the right bank of the Ouanne River, which flows northwest through the commune.

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