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Senlis

town, Oise departement, Picardie region, northern France. It lies along the Nonette River, which is a tributary of the Oise, 32 miles (51 km) north-northeast of Paris, in a forested area. Senlis, whose name is derived from its 4th-century Roman name, Civitas Silvanectium ("City of the Silvanectes"), became part of the French royal domain under Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty, who was proclaimed king there in 987.

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