Ombrone (French: [ɔ̃.bʁɔn]) was a department of the First French Empire in what is now Italy. It was named after the river Ombrone. It was formed in 1808, when the Kingdom of Etruria (formerly the Grand Duchy of Tuscany) was annexed directly to France. Its capital was Siena.

Department of Ombrone
Département de l'Ombrone (French)
Department of the First French Empire
Flag of Arno

Administrative map of the Italian portion of the French Empire.
 • Coordinates43°20′N 11°20′E / 43.333°N 11.333°E / 43.333; 11.333
• 1812[1]
7,748.97 km2 (2,991.89 sq mi)
• 1812[1]
• Annexion from the Kingdom of Etruria
25 May 1808
Political subdivisions3 Arrondissements[1]
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Etruria
Grand Duchy of Tuscany

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 Siena, Arezzo and Grosseto.

Subdivisions edit

The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 189,307, and its area was 774,897 hectares.[1]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 446, accessed in Gallica 26 July 2013 (in French)