Pô (department)

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For the commune in Burkina Faso, see Pô Department.
Département du Pô
Département of French Revolution and First French Empire

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Pô
Admimistrative map of French Empire in 1812. Pô (department) is on the lower right corner.
Capital Turin
45°04′N 07°42′E / 45.067°N 7.700°E / 45.067; 7.700Coordinates: 45°04′N 07°42′E / 45.067°N 7.700°E / 45.067; 7.700
 -  Decree of 24 Fructidor, year X[1] 11 September 1802
 -  Treaty of Fontainebleau 11 April 1814
 -  1812[2] 4,145.26 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
 -  1812[2] 399,237 
Density 96.3 /km2  (249.4 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 3 Arrondissements [2]

is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy. It was named after the river Po. It was formed in 1802, when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Kingdom of Sardinia. Its capital was Turin. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[2]

Its population in 1812 was 399,237, and its area was 414,526 hectares.[2]

It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is part of the present Italian province of Turin.

Governing Prefects[edit]

  • 26 August 1802–1805—Victor Hercule Joseph Ferdinand comte de Lavilla de Villasteloni
  • 1805–1808—Pierre Loysel
  • 1808–1809—Étienne Vincent Marnolia
  • 19 February 1809–1813—Alexandre Théodore Victor de Lameth baron de Lameth


  1. ^ "Décret du 24 Fructidor". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 449-450, accessed in Gallica 26 July 2013 (French)