Oise

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Oise
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Coat of Arms Oise


Details
Information
Number60
RegionPicardie
PrefectureBeauvais
SubprefecturesClermont
Compiègne
Senlis
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 25th


766,441


131 /km²
Area5,860 km²
Arrondissements4
Cantons41
Communes693
President of the
general council
Yves Rome
Location
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Location of Oise in France

Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River.

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History

Oise was on of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province of Ile-de-France.

Geography

Oise is part of the current region of Picardie and is situated 35 km north of Paris. It is surrounded by the departments of Somme, Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, Val-d'Oise, Eure, and Seine-Maritime.

Population

Natives of the department are called Isuriens or Oisiens.

Tourism

The major tourist attraction of the department is the Parc Astérix, which opened in 1989. Another very interesting site is the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais.

External links

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