Rome (department)

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Département de Rome
Department of First French Empire

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Rome
Administrative map of French Empire in 1812. Rome (department) is on the lower right corner.
Capital Rome
41°54′N 12°30′E / 41.900°N 12.500°E / 41.900; 12.500Coordinates: 41°54′N 12°30′E / 41.900°N 12.500°E / 41.900; 12.500
 -  Annexion from the Papal States 1808
 -  Name changed from Tibre to Rome 17 February 1810
 -  Treaty of Paris 1814
 -  1812[1] 3,676.6 km2 (1,420 sq mi)
 -  1812[1] 586,000 
Density 159.4 /km2  (412.8 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 6 Arrondissements[1]

Rome is the name of a department of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the city Rome. It was formed in 1808, when the Papal States were annexed by France, and was known as the Département du Tibre (after the Tiber river) before being renamed in 1810.

Following the conquest of the Eternal City, Napoleon gave his son the style "His Majesty the King of Rome".

It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory corresponds approximately to the modern Italian region of Lazio.


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


  1. ^ a b c Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 459-460, accessed in Gallica 26 July 2013 (French)