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Yonne

This article is about the French department. For the French river named Yonne, see Yonne River.
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Yonne
Department
Prefecture building of the Yonne department, in Auxerre
Prefecture building of the Yonne department, in Auxerre
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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{{#coordinates:47|48|N|3|34|E|region:FR_type:adm2nd|| |primary |name=

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Country France
Region Burgundy
Prefecture Auxerre
Subprefectures Avallon
Sens
Government
 • President of the General Council Jean-Marie Rolland
Area1
 • Total 7,427 km2 (2,868 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 352,585
 • Rank 66th
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 89
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 21
Communes 454
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Yonne (Template:IPA-fr) 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 353,000, 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.

Politics

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.

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