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Doire is also the Irish language name of Derry or County Londonderry
Département de la Doire
Département of French Revolution and First French Empire


Flag of Doire


Location of Doire
Admimistrative map of French Empire in 1812. Doire (department) is on the lower right corner.
Capital Ivrea
45°28′N 07°53′E / 45.467°N 7.883°E / 45.467; 7.883Coordinates: 45°28′N 07°53′E / 45.467°N 7.883°E / 45.467; 7.883
 -  Decree of 24 Fructidor, year X[1] 11 September 1802
 -  Treaty of Fontainebleau 11 April 1814
 -  1812[2] 2,508.53 km2 (969 sq mi)
 -  1812[2] 238,000 
Density 94.9 /km2  (245.7 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 3 Arrondissements [2]

Doire was a département of the First French Empire that is now in Italy. It was named after the river Dora Baltea. It was formed in 1802 when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Kingdom of Sardinia. Its capital was Ivrea. It was divided into the arrondissements of Ivrea, Aosta and Chivasso. It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is divided over the Italian province of Turin and the autonomous Aosta Valley region.


The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[2]

Its population in 1812 was 238,000, and its area was 250,853 hectares.[2]


  1. ^ "Décret du 24 Fructidor". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 392-393, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)