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Yonne

(yôn), department (1990 pop. 324,600), N central France. AuxerreAuxerre
, town (1990 pop. 40,597), capital of Yonne dept., N central France, in Burgundy, on the Yonne River. A commercial and industrial center, it has a great variety of manufactures and an important trade in Chablis wines.
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Yonne

 

a department in central France, along the middle andlower course of the Yonne River. Yonne was formed out of partsof historic Champagne and Orléanais. Area, 7, 500 sq km; popu-lation, 290, 000 (1971). The administrative center is Auxerre.Grain crops and grapes are grown there, and wine is made. Theregion raises cattle, sheep, and swine. Industries include timberprocessing, machine construction, electrical engineering, andgarment-making.


Yonne

 

a river in France, a left tributary of the Seine. Length, 295 km; basin area, 10, 900 sq km. It rises in the Morvan Moun-tains and flows through the Paris Basin. The river is fed by snowand rain, with floods occurring during the cold season. After aheavy downpour, the water level fluctuates as much as 2–3 m.The average water flow at the mouth is 105 eu m per sec, witha maximum discharge of 1,000–1, 300 eu m per sec. The Yonneis navigable and has locks for 108 km from the mouth; it is linkedby canals with the Loire and rivers of the Rhône basin. A hy-droelectric power plant is on the Yonne.

Yonne

1. a department of N central France, in Burgundy region. Capital: Auxerre. Pop.: 335 917 (2003 est.). Area: 7461 sq. km (2910 sq. miles)
2. a river in N France, flowing generally northwest to the Seine at Montereau. Length: 290 km (180 miles)
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But in the 1960s the Germans realised that they could buy cheaper grapes from Spain and the Yonne growers were left without a market.
They had the great good fortune to have superb ready-built "cellars" on their doorstep in the form of vast abandoned underground galleries beside the River Yonne in the village of Bailly, former stone-quarries, that had later been used by the occupying German forces during the Second World War to store aircraft parts, and then in peace-time adapted, briefly, to cultivate mushrooms.
From a pedestrian bridge across the barge-lined Yonne, you can see the cathedral's spires reflecting on the water.
Limestone was dug out to form the caves over seven centuries and floated down the River Yonne to Paris to form monuments, such as Notre Dame.
Trainee teacher Joanna Parrish, aged 21, from Gloucestershire, was found floating in the River Yonne, in central France, in 1990.
Trainee teacher Joanna Parrish's naked body was found dumped in the River Yonne in Burgundy.
A day later her naked body was found floating in the River Yonne.
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