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Coat of Arms of Val-d'Oise
Location of Val-d'Oise in France
Department number: 95
Region: Île-de-France
Prefecture: Pontoise
Subprefectures: Argenteuil
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 39
Communes: 185
President of the General Council: Didier Arnal
Population Ranked 17th
 -2006 1,157,052
Population density: 926/km2
Land area¹: 1,246 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Val-d'Oise is a French department named after the Oise River, located in the Île-de-France region. 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
81.2% 18.8%
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% 10.1%
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.
² An 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.

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External links

Coordinates: 49°03′43″N 2°05′10″E / 49.062°N 2.086°E / 49.062; 2.086

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : France : Île-de-France : Val-d'Oise

Val-d'Oise is in the Île de France region of France.

  • Vexin Français
  • Parisis
  • Plaine de France


Largest cities :

  • Argenteuil
  • Bezons
  • Cergy
  • Eragny
  • Ermont
  • Franconville
  • Garges-lès-Gonesse
  • Goussainville
  • Pontoise
  • Sannois
  • Sarcelles
  • Taverny
  • Villiers-le-Bel
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