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Auxerre

Rue de l'Horloge (Auxerre) et la Tour de l'Horloge (2008).jpg
The clock tower in the old city
Coat of arms of Auxerre
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Auxerre-1
Auxerre-2
Auxerre-3
Auxerre-4
Intercommunality Communauté de l'Auxerrois
Mayor Guy Férez[1]
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 93–217 m (305–712 ft)
(avg. 155 m/509 ft)
Land area1 49.95 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Population2 34,843  (2014)
 - Density 698/km2 (1,810/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89024/ 89000
Website Mairie de Auxerre
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Auxerre is a French commune. It is in the northwest of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and is the prefecture of the Yonne department.

Geography

The city of Auxerre is in the centre of the Yonne department. The city is along the Yonne river, a tributary of the Seine river, that flows through the department from south to north.

It has an area of 50 km2 (19 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 155 m (509 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 120 m (390 ft).[3]

Distance from Auxerre to other cities[4]
Dijon Paris Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes
152 km (94 mi) 168 km (104 mi) 622 km (386 mi) 608 km (378 mi) 598 km (372 mi) 302 km (188 mi) 493 km (306 mi)

Auxere is surrounded by many communes: Augy, Champs-sur-Yonne, Chevannes, Escolives-Sainte-Camille, Jussy, Monéteau, Perrigny, Quenne, Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche, Vallan, Venoy, Villefargeau and Villeneuve-Saint-Salves.

Auxerre and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Auxerre

The city of Auxerre is surrounded by the communes:

Climate

The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Auxerre is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.[5]

The average temperature for the year in Auxerre is 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 20.2 °C (68.4 °F). The coolest month, on average is January, with an average temperature of 3.6 °C (38.5 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Auxerre is 961.4 mm (37.85 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 106.3 mm (4.19 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 62.7 mm (2.47 in).[5]

Climate data for Auxerre, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
7.9
(46.2)
12.1
(53.8)
15.6
(60.1)
19.8
(67.6)
23.0
(73.4)
26.0
(78.8)
25.8
(78.4)
21.4
(70.5)
16.6
(61.9)
10.2
(50.4)
6.7
(44.1)
15.95
(60.71)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
4.4
(39.9)
7.
(45)
10.5
(50.9)
14.5
(58.1)
17.7
(63.9)
20.2
(68.4)
20.0
(68)
16.2
(61.2)
12.4
(54.3)
7.1
(44.8)
4.2
(39.6)
11.48
(52.67)
Average low °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
0.9
(33.6)
3.3
(37.9)
5.3
(41.5)
9.2
(48.6)
12.3
(54.1)
14.4
(57.9)
14.1
(57.4)
11.0
(51.8)
8.2
(46.8)
4.0
(39.2)
1.6
(34.9)
7.09
(44.77)
Rainfall mm (inches) 102.3
(4.028)
77.0
(3.031)
85.5
(3.366)
62.7
(2.469)
69.4
(2.732)
70.4
(2.772)
74.6
(2.937)
70.8
(2.787)
67.2
(2.646)
88.3
(3.476)
86.9
(3.421)
106.3
(4.185)
961.4
(37.85)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population

The inhabitants of Auxerre are known, in French, as Auxerrois (women: Auxerroises).[6]

With a population of 34,843,[7] Auxerre has a population density of 698 inhabitants/km2.

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Auxerre forms, together with other 2 communes, the urban area of Auxerre with a population of 42,188 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 77.7 km2 (30.0 sq mi).[8] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Auxerre, formed by 68 communes, with a population of 92,209 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 963.5 km2 (372.0 sq mi).[9]

Administration

Auxerre is the prefecture of the Yonne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Auxerre and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of four cantons:

  • Auxerre-1 formed by 3 communes and part of Auxerre, with 14,411 inhabitants (2014).
  • Auxerre-2 formed by 6 communes and part of Auxerre, with 19,035 inhabitants (2014).
  • Auxerre-3 formed by 6 communes and part of Auxerre, with 14,480 inhabitants (2014).
  • Auxerre-4 formed by 2 communes and part of Auxerre, with 14,316 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Auxerrois (French: Communauté d'agglomération de l'Auxerrois).

Twinned and partner towns

Auxerre is twinned with:[10]

Gallery

Related pages

References

  1. "Le conseil municipal" (in fr). Mairie de Auxerre. http://www.auxerre.com/le-conseil-municipal. 
  2. "Commune d’Auxerre (89024) - Comparateur de territoire" (in fr). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-89024. 
  3. "The city of Auxerre". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Auxerre-89000/. 
  4. "Ville d'Auxerre" (in fr). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-auxerre.html. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Auxerre, France - Climate Summary". Weatherbase. http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather-summary.php3?s=598859&cityname=Auxerre%2C+Bourgogne%2C+France&units=. 
  6. "Yonne" (in fr). habitants.fr. https://www.habitants.fr/yonne-89. 
  7. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in fr) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep89.pdf. 
  8. "Unité urbaine d’Auxerre (89402)" (in fr). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-89402. 
  9. "Aire urbaine d’Auxerre (096)" (in fr). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-096. 
  10. "Villes Jumelles" (in fr). Mairie de Auxerre. http://www.auxerre.com/international/-/asset_publisher/wSX2ZF317i0N/content/villes-jumelees?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auxerre.com%2Finternational%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_wSX2ZF317i0N%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-2%26p_p_col_count%3D2. 

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