Arno [aʁ.no] was a department of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the Arno river. It was formed in 1808, when the Kingdom of Etruria (formerly the Grand Duchy of Tuscany) was annexed directly to France. Its capital was Florence.
|Département de l'Arno|
|department of the First French Empire|
|•||Annexion from the Kingdom of Etruria||25 May 1808|
|•||Treaty of Paris||1814|
|•||1812||8,074.75 km2 (3,118 sq mi)|
|Density||72.4 /km2 (187.5 /sq mi)|
|Political subdivisions||4Arrondissements |
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 Florence, Prato, Arezzo, Pistoia and Forlì-Cesena.
- Florence, cantons: Florence (6 cantons), Bagno a Ripoli, Barberino di Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Campi, San Casciano, Dicomano, Empoli, Fiesole, Galluzzo, Greve, Lastra, Montelupo, Montespertoli, Pontassieve, Reggello, Scarperia, Sesto and Tavarnelle.
- Arezzo, cantons: Arezzo (2 cantons), Anghiari, Bibbiena, Borgo Santo Sepolcro, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Castiglion Fiorentino, Civitella, Cortona, Figline, Foiano, Lucignano, Monte San Savino, Montevarchi, Pieve Santo Stefano, Poppi, Pratovecchio, San Giovanni and Terranuova.
- Modigliana (created from part of the arrondissement of Florence in 1811), cantons: Modigliana, Bagno, Firenzuola, Galeata, Marradi, Rocca San Casciano and Sestino.
- Pistoia, cantons: Pistoia, Montale, Porta al Borgo, Porta San Marco, Prato-ville, Prato-contado, San Marcello, Sambuca, Serravalle and Tizzana.
Its population in 1812 was 584,475, and its area was 807,475 hectares.