Y, Somme

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Comunne Y picardhiv68.jpg
Coat of arms of Y
Coat of arms
Y is located in France
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 Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Ham
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Vincent Joly
Area1 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 86
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Y bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world.[1] The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s, from the Greek letter Upsilon which looks like the letter Y.


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.


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

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