Mortefontaine, Oise

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Mortefontaine
Town hall
Town hall
Mortefontaine is located in France
Mortefontaine
Mortefontaine
Coordinates: 49°06′47″N 2°36′01″E / 49.1131°N 2.6003°E / 49.1131; 2.6003Coordinates: 49°06′47″N 2°36′01″E / 49.1131°N 2.6003°E / 49.1131; 2.6003
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Oise
Arrondissement Senlis
Canton Senlis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Lamblin
Area1 15.29 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 844
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 60432 / 60128
Elevation 60–203 m (197–666 ft)
(avg. 93 m or 305 ft)

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.

Mortefontaine is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

The castle of Mortefontaine[1] was bought by Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1798. The Convention of 1800 (also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine), a treaty of friendship between France and the United States of America, was signed here in 1800. Here again were negotiated the preliminaries of the Peace of Amiens on March 25, 1802.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Castle of Mortefontaine on Napoleon & Empire website