|Residents||338,291 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||46 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
Location of the department of Yonne in the
region Bourgogne Franche-Comté
The Yonne department is bordered by the Aube department to the northeast, the Côte-d'Or department to the east, the Nièvre department to the south, the Loiret department to the west and the Seine-et-Marne department to the north-west .
The department lies on the old route from the Seine - across the Rhône basin to the Mediterranean . The land is mostly flat, in the southern part it includes the foothills of the Morvangebirge , in the northern part wooded hills. The Yonne flows through the department in a northerly direction .
The department was created in the French Revolution on March 4, 1790 in application of the law of December 22, 1789. It includes the northwestern part of Burgundy ( Avallonais and Auxerrois ), the southwestern part of Champagne ( Sénonais ) and a piece of the southeastern part of Orléanais ( Puisaye and Gâtinais )
From 1960 to 2015, the department was part of the Burgundy region , which in 2016 became part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
The most populous municipalities in the Yonne department are:
|Charny Orée de Puisaye||4,877||Auxerre|
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Yonne department
- List of cantons in the Yonne department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Yonne department
- Yonne. 89 . In: La Grande Encyclopédie . 20 volumes, Larousse, Paris 1971–1976, pp. 14721–14722 (French).
- cg89.fr accessed on May 2, 2015.