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Oise (Department, France)

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Flag of Oise, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 30 April 2019, and Ivan Sache, 24 October 2009, respectively

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Administrative data

Code: 60
Region: Hauts-de-France (Picardie until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Île-de-France, Picardy
Bordering departments: Aisne, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Seine-et-Marne, Somme, Val-d'Oise

Area: 5,860 km2
Population (2016): 823,542 inhabitants

Préfecture: Beauvais
Sous-préfectures: Clermont, Compiègne, Senlis
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 21 cantons, 686 municipalities.

The department is named for river Oise (302 km), a tributary to the Seine.

Ivan Sache, 14 April 2019

Flag of Oise

The flag in use by the Departmental Council of Oise (video) is white with the Council's logo in greyish blue.
"Blue-grey" is the reference institutional color of the Departmental Council of Oise. The color specifications are (graphic charter):

CMYK	73 51 38 28
RGB     73 94 111
Pantone	7545C

The former General Counci used a pale green with the logo adopted in 2005.
The logo is made of an orange quadrifoil surrounded by an orange circle tangent to a white quadrifoil surrounded by a white circle, the whole on a pale green background and surmounting the writing "oise", overlapping the bigger white circle / "LE DÉPARTEMENT" in orange letters.

Olivier Touzeau, Ivan Sache & Pascal Vagnat, 30 April 2019

Flag of the former General Council


Former flag of the General Council of Oise - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 October 2009

The former flag of the General Council of Oise was white with the Council's former logo.
The logo is made of a white map of the department shadowed in blue and pierced by a blue-white-red ribbon, surmounting the writing "CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL DE / L'OISE" in blue letters.

Pascal Vagnat, 24 October 2009