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Département de Gênes
Département of First French Empire
Flag of Genoa.svg
1805–1815 Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg
Flag of France Blason ville fr Gênes-Empire
Flag Coat of arms
Map administrative divisions of the First French Empire 1812-en
Admimistrative map of French Empire in 1812. Gênes is on the lower right corner.
Capital Genoa
44°24′N 8°55′E / 44.4°N 8.917°E / 44.4; 8.917Coordinates: 44°24′N 8°55′E / 44.4°N 8.917°E / 44.4; 8.917
 • Annexion from the Ligurian Republic 4 June 1805
 • Congress of Vienna 1815
 • 1812[1] 2,376 km2 (917 sq mi)
 • 1812[1] 400,056 
Density 168.4 /km2  (436.1 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 5 Arrondissements[1]

Gênes is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy, named after the city of Genoa. It was formed in 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Republic of Genoa. Its capital was Genoa. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[1]

Its population in 1812 was 400,056, and its area was 237,600 hectares.[1] It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is presently divided over the Italian provinces Genoa, Piacenza, Alessandria and Pavia. The trousers called jeans in English are named for the bleu de Gênes, a blue dye used for denim.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 407-408, accessed in Gallica 24 July 2013 (French)
  2. Wikidictionary

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