Prefecture building of the Yonne department, in Auxerre
Location of Yonne in France
|• President of the General Council||Jean-Marie Rolland|
|• Total||7,427 km2 (2,868 sq mi)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^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.
- Cantons of the Yonne department
- Communes of the Yonne department
- Arrondissements of the Yonne department
- (French) Prefecture website
- (French) General Council website
- (English) Yonne at DMOZ
- (French) Wild Flowers from Yonne (Burgundy)