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This article is about the French department. For the French river named Yonne, see Yonne River.
Prefecture building of the Yonne department, in Auxerre
Prefecture building of the Yonne department, in Auxerre
Coat of arms of Yonne
Coat of arms
Location of Yonne in France
Location of Yonne in France
Coordinates: 47°48′N 3°34′E / 47.800°N 3.567°E / 47.800; 3.567Coordinates: 47°48′N 3°34′E / 47.800°N 3.567°E / 47.800; 3.567
Country France
Region Burgundy
Prefecture Auxerre
Subprefectures Avallon
 • President of the General Council Jean-Marie Rolland
 • Total 7,427 km2 (2,868 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 341,902
 • Rank 66th
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 89
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 42
Communes 455
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Yonne (French pronunciation: ​[jɔn]) is a French department named after the Yonne River. It is one of the four constituent departments of Burgundy and is located northwest of the region, bordering Île-de-France. Its prefecture (capital) is Auxerre and its postcode number is 89.

It is the third most populous department in with about 342,000 (2012), and an average annual increase of 0.41% per year. The biggest city is Auxerre, the capital, with a population of 40,000 and an urban area of roughly 90,000.


It elects three members of parliament to the National Assembly - in the 2012-17 parliamentary term, two of them are drawn from the right-wing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and one from Socialist Party (France) (PS). Its two senators also represent the UMP.

Map of Yonne


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