- Administrative division of Duchy of Warsaw
Administrative divisionof Duchy of Warsawwas based on departments. Headed by a prefect, it was a solution adopted based on the French model, as entire Duchy was in fact created by Napoleonand based on French ideas, although departaments were divided into Polish powiats (counties).
There were 6 initial departments, after 1809 (after Napolean defeats the Austrians and the
Treaty of Schönbrunn) increased to 10 (as the Duchy territory increased). Each department was named after their capital city.
In January 1807:
*"Departament warszawski" (Warsaw Department)
*"Departament poznański" (Poznań Department)
*"Departament kaliski" (Kalisz Department)
*"Departament bydgoski" (Bydgoszcz Department)
*"Departament płocki" (Płock Department)
*"Departament łomżyński" (Łomża Department) - for the first few months known as "Bydgoszcz Department" (Departament Bydgoski)
The above 6 departments were divided into 60
In 1815 the Duchy of Warsaw was divided into
Grand Duchy of Poznańon west and Congress Polandin east. The departments remained until the reform of 1816 in eastern part.
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