Category: Dyle, département

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Dyle was a department of the First French Empire in present-day Belgium. It was named after the river Dyle, which flows through the department. Its territory corresponded more or less with that of the Belgian province of Brabant. Its capital was Brussels.

The department came into existence on 1 October 1795, after the Southern Netherlands were occupied by the French.

The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements: (situation in 1812):

  • Brussels,
  • Leuven,
  • Nivelles.

After the defeat of Napoleon the department became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, as the province of (South) Brabant.

See Wikipedia.

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