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Yonne (Department, France)

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Flag of Yonne - Image by Ivan Sache, 26 October 2009


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Administrative data

Code: 89
Region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Bourgogne until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Champagne, Bourgogne, Orléanais, Nivernais
Bordering departments: Aube, Côte-d'Or, Loiret, Nièvre, Seine-et-Marne

Area: 7,427 km2
Population (2017): 336,291 inhabitants

Préfecture: Auxerre
Sous-préfectures: Avallon, Sens
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 21 cantons, 428 municipalities.

The department is named after river Yonne (293 km), tributary of the Seine.

Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009


Flag of Yonne

The flag of Yonne (photo, photo) is white with the logo of the former General Council of Yonne, without writing.

Olivier Touzeau, 18 May 2019


Flag of the former General Council

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Flag of the former General Council of Yonne, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 26 October 2009

The flag of the General Council of Yonne, as observed in Auxerre in 2004, is white with the logo of the General Council.
The logo of the General Council of Yonne is made of a blue and green "Y" whose base is pierced by an horizontal orange stripe. The blue part of the "Y" represents river Yonne, for which the department is named, while the green part of the "Y" represents the forests of the department. "CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL / DE L'YONNE" is written below in black letters.
The flag was also used without the writing (photo, photo).

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 29 October 2009