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Oise (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 60
Region: Picardie
Traditional provinces: Ile-de-France, Picardie
Bordering departments: Aisne, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Seine-et-Marne, Somme, Val-d'Oise

Area: 5,860 km2
Population (1995): 762,700 inhabitants

Préfecture: Beauvais
Sous-préfectures: Clermont, Compiègne, Senlis
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 41 cantons, 693 communes.

The department is named after the river Oise (302 km), tributary of the Seine.