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During the French occupation of Belgium (1795-1814, the Napoleonic Empire), there was a département de l'Ourte (without h), named after the river Ourthe. Its capital was Liège. It was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons:
- Liège, cantons: Dalhem, Fléron, Glons, Herve, Hollogne, Liège, Louveigné, Seraing and Waremme.
- Huy, cantons: Avennes, Bodegnée, Ferrières, Héron , Huy, Landen and Nandrin.
- Malmedy, cantons: Aubel, Eupen, Kronenburg , Limbourg, Malmedy, Sankt Vith, Schleiden , Spa, Stavelot, Verviers and Vielsalm.
Its territory corresponds more or less with that of the present Belgian province Liège.
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