Y, Somme

Y (pronounced [i]) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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Sign marking the exit of the village of Y in the Somme department of Picardy
Sign marking the exit of the village of Y in the Somme department of Picardy
Coat of arms of Y
Coat of arms
Location of Y
Y is located in France
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Y is located in Hauts-de-France
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Coordinates: 49°48′14″N 2°59′34″E / 49.8039°N 2.9928°E / 49.8039; 2.9928Coordinates: 49°48′14″N 2°59′34″E / 49.8039°N 2.9928°E / 49.8039; 2.9928
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityEst de la Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Vincent Joly
Area
1
2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
92
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ypsilonien(ne)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80829 /80190
Elevation56–82 m (184–269 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Y's church.

Y bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world.[2] The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s,[3][4] from the Greek letter Upsilon (Υ), which looks like the letter Y.

GeographyEdit

Y is situated 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Amiens, at the junction of the D15 and D615 roads, in the far eastern side of the department. The Mayor is vincent Jolly.[5]

HistoryEdit

The district belonged to the Y family from Vermandois.[6]

The village was caught up in the First World War. It was decorated by Croix de guerre 1914-1918 on 15 December 1920.[7] The Church of Saint-Médard17, was rebuilt in 1921, after the destruction caused by the First World War.[8]

Since 2002, the commune has been part of the community of communes of the Pays Hamois, which succeeded the district of Ham, created in 1960. Then on 1 Jan 2017, Pays Hamois and that of the Pays Neslois, merged.

PopulationEdit

At the French Revolution the village had 160 inhabitants, at the 2017 count 2017, the commune had 92 habitants.

 
population graph
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1800156—    
1856209+34.0%
1900203−2.9%
1654143−29.6%
200089−37.8%
200681−9.0%
200780−1.2%
200881+1.2%
200981+0.0%
201085+4.9%
201189+4.7%
201293+4.5%
201394+1.1%
201494+0.0%
201593−1.1%
201693+0.0%
201792−1.1%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (10 November 2011). Boring, Botty and Spong. RHCP. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-4090-9739-6.
  3. ^ "Promouvoir le village d'Y" (in French). Annuaire Mairie.
  4. ^ "Dictionary gives labels for locals `From Abilene to Zimbabwe'". Deseret Times. Associated Press. 12 September 1997.
  5. ^ 1
  6. ^ Notice historique et géographique, réalisée par l'instituteur, M. Huguet, 1899, Archives départementales, Amiens
  7. ^ Journal officiel du 16 décembre 1920, p. 20825.
  8. ^ Oswald Macqueron, « Aquarelle : Église d'Y, d'après nature, 18 octobre 1876. » [archive], Documents numérisés, fonds Macqueron, Bibliothèque municipale d'Abbeville.

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