Learn more about Oss
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|- Water||2.44 km²|
 Population centres
 The city Oss
(Population: 76.442) Oss was first mentioned in a letter by Pope Alexander II on May 6, 1069. Oss was granted city rights in 1399 by Hertogin Johanna van Brabant. Present-day Oss has several chemical and pharmaceutical industries like Diosynth and Organon, both Akzo Nobel companies.
Oss is also host to the professional football team TOP Oss, and is the birthplace of Manchester United/Real Madrid star Ruud van Nistelrooy, although he did not play for TOP, but for rivals RKSV Margriet.
Today there is only one coffeeshop left, called "The Jungle".
Berghem is a small city east of Oss(population: 6,900). Berghem is currently being extended with a lot of new houses in the Piekenhoef.
Megen is a small city (population: 1,686) close to the river the Maas.
Megen used to be the 'capital' of the county Megen (including Haren, Macharen and Teeffelen) that was founded around 1145. City rights were obtained in 1357. In 1810, the County Megen became a municipality to which Haren and Macharen belonged as well. It became part of the municipality Oss in 1994.
Currently, there are two monasteries in Megen. One monastery is habited by the Clarissas (also called the Poor Clares), followers of St. Clare of Assisi. The other monastery is habited by the Franciscans, followers of St. Francis of Assisi. Of the two castles Megen used to have, only one tower remains.
Ravenstein (population: 3,728) is a city and was a municipality until 2003. The municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² and also included villages: Demen, Dennenburg, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon, Overlangel.
 Born in Oss
- Arno den Hartog (1954), Dutch field hockey international
- Marc Lammers (1969), Dutch field hockey player and coach
- Jan Marijnissen (1952) Dutch politician, belonging to the Socialist Party
- Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), Real Madrid and Netherlands professional football player
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