Clermont, Oise

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Clermont
Clermont fay vue.jpg
Coat of arms of Clermont
Coat of arms
Clermont is located in France
Clermont
Clermont
Coordinates: 49°22′47″N 2°24′48″E / 49.3797°N 2.4133°E / 49.3797; 2.4133Coordinates: 49°22′47″N 2°24′48″E / 49.3797°N 2.4133°E / 49.3797; 2.4133
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Arrondissement Clermont
Canton Clermont
Intercommunality Pays du Clermontois
Government
 • Mayor Lionel Ollivier
Area1 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 10,862
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 60157 /60600
Elevation 48–162 m (157–531 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 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.

Clermont (French pronunciation: ​[klɛʁmɔ̃]) is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.[1]

History[edit]

Clermont was also known as Clermont-en-Beauvaisis[1] or Clermont-en-France. The hill on which the town is built is surmounted by a keep of the 14th century, the relic of a fortress the site of which has been used as a large penitentiary for women.[1] The church dates from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The hôtel-de-ville, built by King Charles IV., who was born at Clermont in 1294, is the oldest in the north of France.[1]

The town was probably founded during the time of the Norman invasions, and was an important military post, during the middle ages.[1] It was several times taken and retaken by the contending parties during the Hundred Years' War, and the Wars of Religion, and in 1615 Henry II., prince of Condé, was besieged and captured there by the marshal d’Ancre.[1]

Sights[edit]

  • Church St Samson (12th, 14th and 16th centuries) containing numerous Painting from the seventeenth century
  • Dungeon of Clermont, 12th century
  • fortified town hall, 14th century
  • Subprefecture, 15th century
  • Lardieres chapel, 17th century
  • Chatellier Park and view on the north of the town
  • Faÿ Wood

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Clermont-en-Beauvaisis". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 498.