(Monden van de Rijn) is the name of a département
of the First French Empire
in the present Netherlands
. It is named after the mouth of the river Rhine
. It was formed in 1810
, when the Kingdom of Holland
was annexed by France. Its territory corresponds with the eastern half of the present Dutch province North Brabant
and a part of Gelderland
. Its capital was 's-Hertogenbosch
. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements
- 's-Hertogenbosch, cantons: 's-Hertogenbosch, Boxtel, Heusden, Oisterwijk, Oss, Tilburg, Waalwijk and Zaltbommel.
- Eindhoven, cantons: Asten, Eindhoven, Gemert, Helmond, Hilvarenbeek, Oirschot and Sint-Oedenrode.
- Nijmegen, cantons: Boxmeer, Druten, Grave, Nijmegen, Ravenstein and Wijchen.
After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, the département became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.