Coordinates: 51°59′00″N 5°55′00″E / 51.9833°N 5.91667°E / 51.9833; 5.91667
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1811 map showing Yssel-Supérieur

Yssel-Supérieur ([i.sɛl.sy.pe.ʁjœʁ]; "Upper IJssel"; Dutch: Boven IJssel) was a department of the First French Empire in the present-day Netherlands. It was named after the river IJssel. It was formed in 1810 (213 years ago) (1810), when the Kingdom of Holland was annexed by France. Its territory roughly corresponded with the present-day Dutch province of Gelderland. Its capital was Arnhem.

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

Its population in 1812 was 192,700, and its area was approximately 561,081 hectares.[1]

After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, the department became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.


  1. ^ a b Almanach Impérial an bissextil MDCCCXII, p. 482-483, accessed in Gallica 18 August 2013 (in French)

51°59′00″N 5°55′00″E / 51.9833°N 5.91667°E / 51.9833; 5.91667