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Yssel-Supérieur (Dutch: Boven IJssel) was the name of a département of the First French Empire in the present Netherlands. It was named after the river IJssel. It was formed in 1810, when the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. Its territory corresponded with part of the present Dutch province Gelderland. Its capital was Arnhem. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 192,700, and its area was approximately 561,081 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. 482-483, accessed in Gallica 18 August 2013 (French)

Coordinates: 51°59′00″N 5°55′00″E / 51.9833°N 5.91667°E / 51.9833; 5.91667