Auxerre

Auxerre (/ˈsɛər/ oh-SAIR,[3] French: [osɛʁ] (listen)) is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Auxerre's population today is about 35,000;[4] the urban area (aire d'attraction) comprises roughly 113,000 inhabitants.[5] Residents of Auxerre are referred to as Auxerrois.

Auxerre
Auxerre, Cathedral and Abbey by Yonne riverfront
Location of Auxerre
Auxerre
Auxerre
Coordinates: 47°47′55″N 3°34′02″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAuxerre
CantonAuxerre-1, Auxerre-2, Auxerre-3, Auxerre-4
IntercommunalityCA Auxerrois
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Crescent Marault[1]
Area
1
49.95 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
34,764
  Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89024 /89000
Elevation93–217 m (305–712 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Auxerre is a commercial and industrial centre, with industries including food production, woodworking and batteries. It is also noted for its production of Burgundy wine, including world-famous Chablis. In 1995 Auxerre was named "Town of Art and History".[6][circular reference]