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Oise
Oise
(French pronunciation: ​[waz]) is a department in the north of France. It is named after the river Oise. Natives of the department are called Isariens.[why?][citation needed]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Principal towns

3 Tourism 4 Twinned county 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Oise
Oise
is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province of Île-de- France
France
and Picardy. After the coalition victory at Waterloo, the department was occupied by British troops between June 1815 and November 1818. Geography[edit] Oise
Oise
is part of the current region of Hauts-de- France
France
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. Principal towns[edit]

Most Populous Oise
Oise
communes[1]

Rank Commune Canton Arrondissement Population

1 Beauvais Beauvais-1 Beauvais-2 Beauvais 55,252

2 Compiègne Compiègne-1 Compiègne-2 Compiègne 40,430

3 Creil Creil Senlis 34,262

4 Nogent-sur-Oise Nogent-sur-Oise Senlis 18,753

5 Senlis Senlis Senlis 15,583

6 Crépy-en-Valois Crépy-en-Valois Senlis 14,962

7 Méru Méru Beauvais 13,995

8 Noyon Noyon Compiègne 13,894

9 Montataire Montataire Senlis 12,843

10 Pont-Sainte-Maxence Pont-Sainte-Maxence Senlis 12,637

Tourism[edit] The major tourist attraction of the department is the Parc Astérix, which opened in 1989. Another very interesting site is Beauvais Cathedral. Also to be seen is the Chateau de Pierrefonds, restored by Viollet-le-Duc. The art collection of the Château de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly
is one of the largest outside Paris.

Art gallery in the Château de Chantilly

Beauvais
Beauvais
Cathedral

Rollercoaster at the Parc Astérix

Renault FT
Renault FT
in the Glade of the Armistice

Château de Pierrefonds

Twinned county[edit] Oise
Oise
is twinned with Bedfordshire. One of the villages along the river Oise
Oise
is Auvers-sur-Oise, famous for having been visited by several impressionist artists. This is where Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
spent his last 70 days and it is his and his brother Theo's resting place. See also[edit]

France
France
portal

Arrondissements of the Oise
Oise
department Cantons of the Oise
Oise
department Communes of the Oise
Oise
department Monument aux morts (Oise)

References[edit]

^ "Insee - Populations légales 2013". Insee. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 

External links[edit]

(in French) Prefecture website (in French) General Council website (in French) oise directory website (in English) Oise
Oise
Tourist Board

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Departments of France

01 Ain 02 Aisne 03 Allier 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 05 Hautes-Alpes 06 Alpes-Maritimes 07 Ardèche 08 Ardennes 09 Ariège 10 Aube 11 Aude 12 Aveyron 13 Bouches-du-Rhône 14 Calvados 15 Cantal 16 Charente 17 Charente-Maritime 18 Cher 19 Corrèze 2A Corse-du-Sud 2B Haute-Corse 21 Côte-d'Or 22 Côtes-d'Armor 23 Creuse 24 Dordogne 25 Doubs 26 Drôme 27 Eure 28 Eure-et-Loir 29 Finistère 30 Gard 31 Haute-Garonne 32 Gers 33 Gironde 34 Hérault 35 Ille-et-Vilaine 36 Indre 37 Indre-et-Loire 38 Isère 39 Jura 40 Landes 41 Loir-et-Cher 42 Loire 43 Haute-Loire 44 Loire-Atlantique 45 Loiret 46 Lot 47 Lot-et-Garonne 48 Lozère 49 Maine-et-Loire 50 Manche 51 Marne 52 Haute-Marne 53 Mayenne 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle 55 Meuse 56 Morbihan 57 Moselle 58 Nièvre 59 Nord 60 Oise 61 Orne 62 Pas-de-Calais 63 Puy-de-Dôme 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques 65 Hautes-Pyrénées 66 Pyrénées-Orientales 67 Bas-Rhin 68 Haut-Rhin 69D Rhône 70 Haute-Saône 71 Saône-et-Loire 72 Sarthe 73 Savoie 74 Haute-Savoie 75 Paris 76 Seine-Maritime 77 Seine-et-Marne 78 Yvelines 79 Deux-Sèvres 80 Somme 81 Tarn 82 Tarn-et-Garonne 83 Var 84 Vaucluse 85 Vendée 86 Vienne 87 Haute-Vienne 88 Vosges 89 Yonne 90 Territoire de Belfort 91 Essonne 92 Hauts-de-Seine 93 Seine-Saint-Denis 94 Val-de-Marne 95 Val-d'Oise

Overseas departments 971 Guadeloupe 972 Martinique 973 French Guiana 974 Réunion 976 Mayotte

Metropolis with territorial collectivity statute 69M Lyon

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