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Coat of arms
Location of Val-d'Oise in France
Coordinates: 49°3′43″N 2°5′10″E / 49.06194°N 2.08611°E / 49.06194; 2.08611Coordinates: 49°3′43″N 2°5′10″E / 49.06194°N 2.08611°E / 49.06194; 2.08611
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Prefecture Pontoise
Subprefectures Argenteuil
 – President of the General Council Arnaud Bazin
 – Total 1,246 km2 (481.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 – Total 1,157,052
 – Rank 17th
 – Density 928.6/km2 (2,405.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 95
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 39
Communes 185
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Val-d'Oise (French pronunciation: [val dwaz]) is a French department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France region. In local slang, it is known as "quatre-vingt quinze" (i.e. "ninety-five") or "neuf cinq" (i.e. "nine five"). It gets its name from the Oise River, a major tributary of the Seine, which crosses the region after having started in Belgium and flowed through north-eastern France. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France's main international airport is partially located in Roissy-en-France, a commune of Val d'Oise.



Val-d'Oise was created when the former departments Seine and Seine-et-Oise were broken up into six departments in 1968.


Place of birth of residents

Place of birth of residents of Val-d'Oise in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
76.2% 24.8%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.2% 2.9% 3.6% 15.1%
¹This group is made up largely of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Largest communes

In descending order, the largest communes (over 25,000 population as of the 1999 census) are: Argenteuil, Sarcelles, Cergy, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Franconville, Ermont, Pontoise, Goussainville, Bezons, Villiers-le-Bel, Taverny, and Sannois.

See also


External links

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