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COLONIES 497

Money and Credit

On 31 July, 1898, the accounts of the National Bank balanced at 139,676,174 kroner. The assets included 31,677,655 kroner in bullion, and 20,230,300 in specie. The liabilities included 91,000,000 kroner note issue, 27,000.000 kroner of capital, and 3,000,000 kroner reserve fund. In Den- mark there are about 66 other banks for commercial, agricultural, industrial, and other purposes. On 31 March, 1897, there were 532 savings banks, with 1,062,649 depositors, and deposits amounting to 645,444,356 kroner, or 607 kroner to each account.

Money, Weights, and Measures.

The monetary unit, the Krone of 100 ore, is of the value of Is. l^d., or about 18 kroner to the pound sterling.

Gold coins are 20 and 10-kroner pieces. The 20-kroner piece weighs 8 '960572 grammes '900 fine, and thus contains 8 '0645 grammes of fine gold.

The 2-kroner silver piece, or Rigsdaler, weighs 15 grammes '800 fine, and thus contains 12 grammes of fine silver.

The standard of value is gold. Silver is legal tender up to 20 kroner.

The Fund -.

= 1000 Kvint = 1000 Ori

= l-10231b. avoi

rdupois. The Centner

100 PUTUl

110*23 lb, avoirdupois.

Tonde grain

3-827 bush.

Alen{= 2Fod)

r=

-6864 yard.

,, oil

= 28-9189 gal.

Kuhikfod . .

=:

1-0918 c. ft.

, , butler

= 246-9179 lbs. av.

Tondeland . .

1 -36 acre.

,, coal

= 4-6775 bush.

Register- Tonior

Pot . . .

= 0-2126 gal.

sailing ships

1 ton reg.

Viertel . .

= 1-7011 „

Register- Ton for

Ship Last .

= 2 tons. 1 j« 1 /> _

steamers . . _ 1 f* X

^ A.-

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Diplomatic and Consular Representatives

1. Of Denmark in Great Britain.

Envoy and Minister. — F. de Bille, accredited 1890. Secretary of Legation. — Count C. Moltke (acting). Attache. — Christian August Gosch. Consul-Generalin London. — E. A. Delcomyn.

There are Consuls at Belfast, Bristol, Edinbui'gh (C.G.), Hull (C.G.), Leith, Liverpool, SheflBeld, Southampton, Swansea, Yarmouth.

2 Of Great Britain in Denmark.

Envoy and Minister. — Sir Edmund D. V. Fane, K.C.M.G., C. B., ap- I)ointed July 1, 1898.

Secretary. — Hon. Alan Johnstone.

There are Consuls at Copenhagen, Reikjavik (Iceland), St. Thomas (West Indies).

Colonies.

The colonial possessions of Denmark consist of teiTitories in Europe and America. Their area and population in October, 1890, and the value of their imports into and exports from Denmark alone in 1897, according to Danish returns, were :^

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