Tanaro (department)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Département du Tanaro
department of French First Republic and First French Empire

Capital Asti
44°54′N 8°12′E / 44.900°N 8.200°E / 44.900; 8.200Coordinates: 44°54′N 8°12′E / 44.900°N 8.200°E / 44.900; 8.200
 •  Decree of 24 Fructidor, year X[1] 11 September 1802
 •  Disbanded 6 June 1805
 •  1805[2] 310,459 
Political subdivisions 3 arrondissements[2]

Tanaro was a short-lived department of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the river Tanaro. 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 Asti.

The department was disbanded in 1805, when the French conquered the Ligurian Republic, and its territory was divided over the departments of Marengo, Montenotte and Stura.


The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1805):[2]

Its population in 1805 was 310,459.[2]


  1. ^ "Décret du 24 Fructidor". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial pour l'an XIII, p. 358-359, accessed in Gallica 18 August 2013 (French)