Beauvais is a city and commune in northern France. It serves as the capital of the Oise département, in the Picardy region. Beauvais is located approximately 75 kilometres (47 miles) from Paris. The residents of the city are called Beauvaisiens.
The municipality of Beauvais has a population of 54,289 as of 2012 and ranks as the most populous city in the Oise department, and the third most-populous city in Picardy. Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, the metropolitan area of Beauvais has a population of 103,885.