Bouches-de-l’Escaut


BOUCHES-DE-L’ESCAUT

BERGEN OP ZOOM (8)

BERGEN OP ZOOM (8) (Photo credit: bertknot)

Department in the French Empire 1810-13;  it joined the former County of Zeeland, except for the mainland strip south of the Scheldt estuary, which had become French in 1795, with the western part of the Lands of the Generality around Bergen-op-Zoom.   Escaut is the French name for Scheldt/Schelde.

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