Oise

Oise is a French department of the Picardy area, which owes its name with the river which crosses it, Oise. INSEE and the Post office allot code 60 to him.

History

At the time of the Roman conquest, the territory of Oise east divides between various Gallic tribes. Most important is that of Bellovaques which occupies the vastest part situee on Right Bank of Oise (Isara). The town of Beauvais draws its name from that of Bellovaques. Silvanectes live on left bank of the river. The town of Senlis holds its name of this tribe.

On June 1, 987 after the death of Louis V the Lazy one, Hugues Capet count de Paris east elected king has Senlis.

The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, mainly starting from part of the province of Ile-de-France.

Geography

Oise belongs to the Picardy area. The department east locates has 35 km in the North of Paris. It is bordering on the departments of the Sum, Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, the Val-d'Oise, the Eure and the Seine-Maritime.

Source: Wikipedia.

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