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Compiègne

Hôtel de ville de Compiègne.jpg
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Compiègne
Administration
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Statistics
Elevation 31–134 m (102–440 ft)
(avg. 41 m or 135 ft*)
Land area1 53.1 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
Population2 40,028  (2012)
 - Density 754/km2 (1,950/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 60159/ 60200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 49°14′43″N 2°29′32″E / 49.2454°N 2.4923°E / 49.2454; 2.4923

Compiègne is a commune in the Oise department, in Picardy. It is also one of its sub-prefectures. The history of the city goes back to Roman times. In those times, there was a river crossing of the Oise River. The river was called Isara at the time. On the outskirts of the modern city, roman houses (villae) were found. Today, about 40.000 people live in the city and about 97.000 in its urban area.

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