Frise (department)

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Frise was the French name of Friesland as a département of the First French Empire. Frise was formed in 1811-01-01, after the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. It was the successor of the Friesland Department which was formed in 1802.

Its capital, then as now, was Leeuwarden. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 175,400, and its area was 279,835 hectares.[1]

After Napoleon was defeated in 1813, the département became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.


  1. ^ a b Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 404-405, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)

Coordinates: 53°02′00″N 6°19′00″E / 53.0333°N 6.31667°E / 53.0333; 6.31667