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Département des Apennins
Département of First French Empire

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Apennins
Admimistrative map of French Empire in 1812. Apennins is on the lower right corner.
Capital Chiavari
 -  Annexion from the Ligurian Republic 4 June 1805
 -  Congress of Vienna 1815
 -  1812[1] 4,160 km2 (1,606 sq mi)
 -  1812[1] 213,465 
Density 51.3 /km2  (132.9 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 3 Arrondissements[1]

Apennins was a département of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. Named after the Apennine Mountains, it was formed in 1805, when the Ligurian Republic (formerly the Republic of Genoa) was annexed directly to France. Its capital was Chiavari.

The département was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. It was followed by a brief restoration of the Ligurian Republic, but at the Congress of Vienna the old territory of Genoa was awarded to the Kingdom of Sardinia. Its territory is now divided between the Italian provinces of Genoa, La Spezia, Massa-Carrara and Parma.


The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 213,465, and its area was 416,000 hectares.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 368-369, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)