Arrondissements of the Yonne department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Yonne department.[1] The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

The arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The arrondissements of the Yonne department are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
891 Auxerre Auxerre 179,922 3,514.6 51.2 171
892 Avallon Avallon 47,594 2,209.2 21.5 139
893 Sens Sens 114,298 1,703.6 67.1 118

History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Yonne department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1790 : seven districts: Auxerre, Sens, Joigny, Saint-Fargeau, Avallon, Tonnerre and Saint-Florentin; Auxerre was the capital.
  • 1800 : the seven districts were changed into five arrondissements: Auxerre, Avallon, Joigny, Sens and Tonnerre.
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Joigny and Tonnerre were eliminated.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Département de l'Yonne (89)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. "Département de l'Yonne (89)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. "Historique de l'Yonne". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 24 November 2014.