Oise — Department —
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Coordinates: Coordinates: Country France Region Picardie Prefecture Beauvais Subprefectures Clermont
Government - President of the General Council Yves Rome Area1 - Total 5,860 km2 (2,262.6 sq mi) Population (2007) - Total 816,142 - Rank 25th - Density 139.3/km2 (360.7/sq mi) Time zone CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Department number 60 Arrondissements 4 Cantons 41 Communes 693 ^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2
Natives of the department are called Isariens.
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.
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 it is his and his brother Theo's resting place.
- Arrondissements of the Oise department
- Cantons of the Oise department
- Communes of the Oise department
- Monument aux morts (Oise)
- (French) Prefecture website
- (French) General Council website
- (English) Oise Tourism Guide
- (English) Oise Tourist Board
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