|Subprefectures|| Clermont |
|• President of the General Council||Nadège Lefebvre|
|• Total||5,860 km2 (2,260 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/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 |
|Election||Winning Candidate||Party||%||2nd Place Candidate||Party||%|
|2022||Emmanuel Macron||LREM||47.27||Marine Le Pen||RN||52.73|
|2017||Emmanuel Macron||LREM||53.28||Marine Le Pen||FN||46.72|
|2012||Nicolas Sarkozy||UMP||52.66||François Hollande||PS||47.34|
|2007||Nicolas Sarkozy||UMP||58.28||Ségolène Royal||PS||41.72|
|2002||Jacques Chirac||RPR||74.93||Jean-Marie Le Pen||FN||25.07|
|Oise's 1st constituency||Victor Habert-Dassault||The Republicans|
|Oise's 2nd constituency||Agnès Thill||Union of Democrats and Independents|
|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 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 in England.
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.
Loire is a landlocked department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes occupying the river Loire's upper reaches.
Hauts-de-Seine is a department in the Île-de-France region, Northern France. It covers Paris's western inner suburbs. It is bordered by Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne to the east, Val-d'Oise to the north, Yvelines to the west and Essonne to the south. With a population of 1,624,357 and a total area of 176 square kilometres, it is the second most highly densely populated department of France after Paris. It is the fifth most populous department in France. Its prefecture is Nanterre although Boulogne-Billancourt, one of its two subprefectures alongside Antony, has a larger population.
Indre-et-Loire is a department in west-central France named after the Indre River and Loire River. In 2016, it had a population of 606,223. Sometimes referred to as Touraine, the name of the historic region, it nowadays is part of the Centre-Val de Loire region. Its prefecture is Tours and subprefectures are Chinon and Loches. Indre-et-Loire is a touristic destination for its numerous monuments that are part of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley.
Cher is a department in the administrative region of Centre-Val de Loire, France. It is named after the river Cher.
Somme is a department of France, located in the north of the country and named after the Somme river. It is part of the Hauts-de-France region.
Seine-Maritime is a department of France in the Normandy region of northern France. It is situated on the northern coast of France, at the mouth of the Seine, and includes the cities of Rouen and Le Havre. Until 1955 it was named Seine-Inférieure.
Marne is a department in the Grand Est region of France. It is named after the river Marne which flows through it. The prefecture (capital) of Marne is Châlons-en-Champagne. The subprefectures are Épernay, Reims, and Vitry-le-François.
Haute-Marne is a department in the Grand Est region of Northeastern France. Named after the river Marne, its prefecture is Chaumont. In 2019, it had a population of 172,512.
Yvelines is a department in the western part of the Île-de-France region in Northern France. In 2019, it had a population of 1,448,207. Its prefecture is Versailles, home to the Palace of Versailles, the principal residence of the King of France from 1682 until 1789, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Yvelines' subprefectures are Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Mantes-la-Jolie and Rambouillet.
Côte-d'Or is a department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of Northeastern France. In 2019, it had a population of 534,124. Its prefecture is Dijon and subprefectures are Beaune and Montbard.
Eure is a department in Normandy in Northwestern France, named after the river Eure. Its prefecture is Évreux. In 2019, Eure had a population of 599,507.
Meurthe-et-Moselle is a department in the Grand Est region of France, named after the rivers Meurthe and Moselle.
Nièvre is a department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, central France named after the River Nièvre.
Orne is a department in the northwest of France, named after the river Orne.
Saône-et-Loire is a department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in France. It is named after the rivers Saône and Loire, between which it lies, in the country's central-eastern part.
Sarthe is a department of the French region of Pays de la Loire, and the province of Maine, situated in the Grand-Ouest of the country. It is named after the River Sarthe, which flows from east of Le Mans to just north of Angers.
Seine-et-Marne is a department in the Île-de-France region in Northern France. Named after the rivers Seine and Marne, it is the region's largest department with an area of 5,915 square kilometres ; it roughly covers its eastern half. In 2019, it had a population of 1,421,197. Its prefecture is Melun, although both Meaux and Chelles have larger populations.
Essonne is a department of France in the northern Île-de-France region. It is named after the river Essonne. In 2019, it had a population of 1,301,659 across 194 communes.
Val-de-Marne is a department of France located in the Île-de-France region. Named after the river Marne, it is situated in the Grand Paris metropolis to the southeast of the City of Paris. In 2019, Val-de-Marne had a population of 1,407,124.
Val-d'Oise is a department in the Île-de-France region, Northern France. It was created in 1968 following the split of the Seine-et-Oise department. In 2019, Val-d'Oise had a population of 1,249,674.