Frise (department)

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Location of Frise.

Frise was a department of the First French Empire in the present-day Netherlands. It was formed in 1811, after the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. It was named after Friesland: "Frise" [fʁiz] in French. It was the successor of the Friesland Department, which was formed in 1802.

Its capital was Leeuwarden. The department 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 department 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 (in French)

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