Location of Oise in France
|Subprefectures|| Clermont |
|• President of the General Council||Nadège Lefebvre|
|• Total||5,860 km2 (2,260 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Oise ( // WAHZ; French: [waz] ( listen ); Picard : Oése) is a department in the north of France. It is named after the river Oise. Inhabitants of the department are called Oisiens (French: [wazjɛ̃] ) or Isariens, after the Latin name for the river, Isara.
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 and Picardy.
After the coalition victory at Waterloo, the department was occupied by British troops between June 1815 and November 1818.
In March 2021, local Member of Parliament Olivier Dassault was killed in a plane crash.
Oise is part of the current region of Hauts-de-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.
|1||Beauvais|| Beauvais-1 |
|2||Compiègne|| Compiègne-1 |
|Oise's 1st constituency||TBD||Vacant|
|Oise's 2nd constituency||Agnès Thill||La République En Marche!|
|Oise's 3rd constituency||Pascal Bois||La République En Marche!|
|Oise's 4th constituency||Éric Woerth||The Republicans|
|Oise's 5th constituency||Pierre Vatin||The Republicans|
|Oise's 6th constituency||Carole Bureau-Bonnard||La République En Marche!|
|Oise's 7th constituency||Maxime Minot||The Republicans|
The major tourist attraction of the department is the Parc Astérix, which opened in 1989. Other very interesting sites are Beauvais Cathedral, the Chateau de Pierrefonds, restored by Viollet-le-Duc, and the art collection of the Château de Chantilly, which is one of the largest outside Paris.
Oise is twinned with Bedfordshire. One of the villages along the river Oise is Auvers-sur-Oise, famous for having been visited by several impressionist artists. This is where Vincent van Gogh spent his last 70 days and is his and his brother Theo's resting place.
Hauts-de-Seine is a department of France located in the region of Île-de-France. It is part of Grand Paris as it covers the western inner suburbs of Paris. With a population of 1,603,268 and a total area of 176 square kilometres, it is the second-most highly densely populated department of France. Hauts-de-Seine is best known for containing the modern office, theatre and shopping complex La Défense. Its inhabitants are called Altoséquanais.
Aisne is a French department in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. It is named after the river Aisne.
The Yvelines are a department in the region of Île-de-France, France. Located west of Hauts-de-Seine, it had a population of 1,431,808 as of 2016. Its main communes are Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Mantes-la-Jolie and Rambouillet.
Eure is a department in the north of France named after the river Eure.
Essonne is a French department in the region of Île-de-France. It is named after the Essonne River.
Val-d'Oise is a French department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France region. It gets its name from the Oise River, a major tributary of the Seine, which crosses the region after having started in Belgium and flowed through north-eastern France. Charles de Gaulle Airport, France's main international airport is partially located in Roissy-en-France, a commune of Val d'Oise.
Picardy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region of Hauts-de-France. It is located in the northern part of France.
The Oise is a river of Belgium and France, flowing for 341 km (212 mi) from its source in the Belgian province of Hainaut, south of Chimay. It crosses the border with France after about 20 km (12 mi). It flows into the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a north-western suburb of Paris. Its main tributary is the Aisne. It gave its name to the French departments of Oise and Val-d'Oise.
Pontoise is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 28.4 km (17.6 mi) from the centre of Paris, in the "new town" of Cergy-Pontoise.
Parc Astérix is a theme amusement park in France, based on the comic book series Asterix by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. With more than two million visitors yearly, Parc Astérix is the country's second biggest theme park after Disneyland Paris and its 14 million annual visitors.
Chantilly is a commune in the Oise department in the valley of the Nonette in the Hauts-de-France region of Northern France. Surrounded by Chantilly Forest, the town of 10,863 inhabitants (2017) falls within the metropolitan area of Paris. It lies 38.4 km north-northeast of the centre of Paris and together with six neighbouring communes forms an urban area of 36,474 inhabitants.
Louveciennes is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and adjacent to Marly-le-Roi.
The Île-de-France is the most populous of the eighteen regions of France. Centred around the capital Paris, it is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Région Parisienne. Île-de-France is densely populated and retains a prime economic position on the national stage: though it covers only 12,012 square kilometres, about 2% of metropolitan French territory, its estimated 2020 population of 12,278,210 was nearly one-fifth of the national total; its economy accounts for nearly one-third of the French gross domestic product.
Olivier Dassault was a French politician and billionaire who served as a deputy in the National Assembly.
The Route nationale 16, or RN16, is a trunk road (nationale) in France crossing Picardy north of Paris.
The Route nationale 17, or RN17, is a trunk road (nationale) in France connecting Paris to the border with Belgium.
The Parc Jean-Jacques-Rousseau is a French landscape garden at Ermenonville, in the Département of Oise. It is named for the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who stayed there the last six weeks of his life. He died there in 1778 and was buried in an island in the park. The western part, called "le Désert" is managed by the Institut de France, and the northern part by a hotel/restaurant at the Château d'Ermenonville. The other parts are not open to the public, for various reasons.
Pierre Justin Ouvrié or Ouvrié was a French painter and lithographer. He was known as Justin Ouvrié from 1852 onwards.