Rhin-et-Moselle

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Rhin-et-Moselle
Rhin-et-Moselle
Département of First French Empire

 

 

1798–1814
Location of Rhin-et-Moselle
Map of the Rhin-et-Moselle département
Capital Koblenz
History
 -  Established 1798
 -  Disestablished 1814
Area
 -  1812 [1] 5,884.19 km2 (2,272 sq mi)
Population
 -  1812 [1] 269,700 
Density 45.8 /km2  (118.7 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions Koblenz
Bonn
Simmern
Today part of North Rhine-Westphalia
Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhin-et-Moselle (German: Rhein-und-Mosel) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Germany. It is named after the rivers Rhine and Moselle. It was formed in 1798, when the left bank of the Rhine was annexed by France. Until the French occupation, its territory was divided between the Archbishopric of Cologne, the Archbishopric of Trier, and the Electorate of the Palatinate. Its territory is part of the present German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia. Its capital was Koblenz. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 269,700, and its area was 588,419 hectares.[1]

After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, the département became part of Prussia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 456-457, accessed in Gallica 26 July 2013 (French)

Coordinates: 50°21′00″N 7°35′00″E / 50.35°N 7.58333°E / 50.35; 7.58333