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Bouches-de-la-Meuse (Dutch: Monden van de Maas) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in the present Netherlands. It is named after the mouth of the river Meuse. It was formed in 1810, when the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. Its territory corresponds more or less with the present Dutch province South Holland. Its capital was The Hague. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1813):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 393,600, and its area was 378,282 hectares.[1]

After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, the département became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.


  1. ^ a b Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 378-379, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)