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658

GERMAN EMPIRE : — PRUSSIA

Area and Population. I. Progress and Present Condition.

The following table exhibits the area and population of the whole and of each of the 14 provinces in 1890, and on December 2, 1895.

Provinces

East Prussia (Ostpreussen) .

West Prussia (Westpreussen)

Berlin .

Brandenburg

Pomerania (Pommern)

Posen .

Silesia (Schlesien)

Saxony (Sachsen).

Schleswig-Holstein

Heligoland ^ Hanover (Hannover) Westphalia (Westfalen) Hesse-Nassau Rhine (Rheinland) Hohenzollern

Total .

Area :

Eng. Sq.

Miles

14,282

9,854

25

15,381

11,628

11,184

15,566

9,750

17,337

14,869 7,803 6,060

10,423 441

Population

1890

1,958,663 1,433,681 1,578,794 2,541,783 1,520,889 1,751,642 4,224,458 2,580,010 1,217,437

(2,086) 2,278,361 2,428,661 1,664,426 4,710,391

66,085

1895

134,603 29,955,281

2,006,689 1,494,360 1,677,304 2,821,695 1,574,147 1,828,658 4,415,309 2,698,549 ^,286,416

2,422,020 2,701,420 1,756,802 5,106,002 65,752

31,855,123

Pop.

per Square

Mile, 1895

140-5

151-6

' 67,092-2

183-5

135-4

163-5

283-7

276-8

175-3

162-9

346-2

289-9

489-9

149-1

236-7

1 Including Heligoland.

- Heligoland has been attached to Schleswig-Holstein since 1891.

At the close of the reign of Friedrich I., first King of Prussia, the Kingdom had an area of about 43,400 square miles, and a population of 1,731,000. The following table illustrates the de- velopment of Prussia since 1816 : —

Year

1816

Area in Sq. Miles

Population 10,349,031

Average per Sq. Mile

97-1

Percentage of Annual Increase

106,614

1831

106,614

13,038,960

122-3

1-7

1858

108,514

17,739,913

163-5

1-3

1861

108,514

18,491,220

170-4

1-4

1867

134,046

23,971,337

178-8

1-06

1871

134,046

24,643,623

183-8

0-70

1875

134,179

25,742,464

191-8

1-06

1880

134,468

27,279,111

202-9

119

1885

134,505

28,318,470

210-5

0-76

1890

134,537

29,955,281

222-6

1-15

1895

134,603

31,855,123

236-7

1-26