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. It had a population of 829,419 in 2019.
|• President of the Departmental Council||Nadège Lefebvre (LR)|
|• 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|
The president of the Departmental Council is Nadège Lefebvre, elected in 2017.
|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.
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.