Yonne is a French department which is gaining population every year. That makes it one of the most dynamic in Burgundy today with an average of 0,41% increase per year.
It is the 3rd of Burgundy in terms of population with about 353.000. The biggest city being also the capital: Auxerre with a population of 40.000 and an urban area of roughly 90.000.
The proximity of Paris makes Yonne department a very attractive area because of cheaper land and labour.
It certainly is a place for major developments in the near future: investors, contractors and industrial ventures.
It elects three members of parliament to the National Assembly - in the 20012-17 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.