Ombrone (department)

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Département de l'Ombrone
Department of the First French Empire


Flag of Arno

Location of Arno
Administrative map of the Italian portion of the French Empire.
Capital Siena
43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333Coordinates: 43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333
 •  Annexion from the Kingdom of Etruria 25 May 1808
 •  Treaty of Paris 1814
 •  1812[1] 7,748.97 km2 (2,992 sq mi)
 •  1812[1] 189,307 
Density 24.4 /km2  (63.3 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 3 Arrondissements [1]

Ombrone was a department of the First French Empire in modern-day Italy. It was named after the river Ombrone. It was formed in 1808, when the Kingdom of Etruria (formerly the Grand Duchy of Tuscany) was annexed directly to France. Its capital was Siena.

The department was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. At the Congress of Vienna, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was restored to its previous Habsburg-Lorraine prince, Ferdinand III. Its territory is now divided between the Italian provinces of Siena, Arezzo and Grosseto.


The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 189,307, and its area was 774,897 hectares.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 446, accessed in Gallica 26 July 2013 (in French)

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