130 departments of the First French Empire


130 departments of the First French Empire

This is a list of the 130 departments ( _fr. départements), the conventional name for the administrative subdivisions of the First French Empire at the height of its territorial extent (c. 1811).

Note that the Illyrian Provinces were also part of France, but were not organised into departments, and so are not included in this list.

The names of departments formed from territories annexed to France after 1791 have been colour-coded as follows:

External links

* [http://www.1789-1815.com/depts_1809.htm Descriptions of the departments in French]
* [http://www.alsace-genealogie.com/divers_genealogie/carte_departements_napoleon.htm A map of the 130 departments]
* [http://xtofska.free.fr/cartedes130departements.htm Another map of the 130 departments]


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