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HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL

that of Peru or Chile. Humboldt calculated it in 1809 at 26,152 square leagues, and in a subsequent statement at 16,700 square leagues. Taking it at this lowest calculation, its territory and population with respect to those two republics are as follow:

Square leagues. Population
Guatemala 16,740 2,000,000
Peru 12,150 1,400,000
Chile 14,240 1,100,000

It is in fact, with respect to territory, the fourth in rank, and with regard to its relative population the most considerable of any of the South American states,—as will appear by the following statement.

RELATIVE POPULATION OF THE NEW REPUBLICS AS REGARDS THE NUMBER OF INHABITANTS TO THE SQUARE LEAGUE.

Square leagues. Population. Inhabitants to the square league.
New Spain
 75,830
6,800,000
  89
Guatemala
 16,740
2,000,000
119
Venezuela
 33,700
  900,000
  29
Granada
 58,250
1,800,000
  29
Peru
 12,150
1,400,000
115
Chile
 14,240
1,100,000
  77
Buenos Ayres
126,770
2,000,000
  15