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


Flag of Doire


Location of Doire
Administrative map of the Italian portion of the French Empire.
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 department of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the river Dora Baltea. It was formed in 1802, when the Subalpine Republic (formerly the mainland portion of the Kingdom of Sardinia) was directly annexed to France. Its capital was Ivrea.

The department was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. At the Congress of Vienna, the Savoyard King of Sardinia was restored in all his previous realms and domains, including Piedmont. Its territory is now divided between the Italian province of Turin and the autonomous Aosta Valley region.


The department 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 (in French)