Bouches-du-Rhin

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Bouches-du-Rhin (Dutch: Monden van de Rijn) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in the present Netherlands. It is named after the mouth of the river Rhine. It was formed in 1810, when the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. Its territory corresponds with the eastern half of the present Dutch province North Brabant and a part of Gelderland. Its capital was 's-Hertogenbosch. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 257,580.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 379-380, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)

Coordinates: 51°41′00″N 5°18′00″E / 51.6833°N 5.3°E / 51.6833; 5.3