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Location of Bouches-de-la-Meuse.

Bouches-de-la-Meuse ([buʃ.də.la.møz], "Mouths of the Meuse"; Walloon: Bokes do Moûze, Dutch: Monden van de Maas) was a department of the First French Empire in the present-day Netherlands. It was named after the mouth of the river Meuse. It was formed in 1810, when the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. Its territory corresponded more or less with the present-day Dutch province of South Holland. Its capital was The Hague.

The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1813):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 393,600, and its area was 378,282 hectares.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 378-379, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (in French)

Coordinates: 52°05′N 4°19′E / 52.08°N 4.31°E / 52.08; 4.31