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GERMAN EMPIRE: — PRUSSIA

II. Movement of the Population.

The following table shows the movement of the population years.

for the five

Year

Marriages

Total Births 1 Still-bom

1

Illegitimate

Total Deaths incl. Still- born

Surplus of Births

1892 1893 1894 1895 1896

245,447 248,348 250,960 253,729 264,822

1 1,143,904 1 37,401 1,195,293 39,043 1,182,833! 39,789 1,208,215 40,288 1,226,107 40,823

88,287 92,092 94,022 93,432 97,305

752,055 785,520 719,582 729,917 707,500

391,849 409,773 463,251 478,298 518,607

In 1896 3 '33 per cent, of the total births were still-born, and 7 '94 percent, illegitimate.

The emigration from Prussia by German ports, Dutch ports, and Antwerp was in 1892, 76,196; in 1893, 53,471 ; in 1894, 24,203 ; in 1895, 20,564; in 1896, 19,459 ; and in 1897, 13,497. The following table, indicating the emigrants from each province in 1897, shows that the northern provinces contribute most largely :—

Hanover

2,321

Hesse-Nassau

928

Brandenburg (with

Berlin)

2,024

Silesia .

726

Posen .

1,560

Saxony

726

Rhine .

1,166

Westphalia .

480

Schleswig-Holstein

1,155

East Prussia

456

Pomerania .

979

Hohenzollern

14

West Prussia

962

III. Principal Towns.

The following table gives the population of the principal towns as at the census of December 2, 1895 : —

Towns

Population

Towns

Population

Berlin

1,677,304

Krefeld

107,245

Breslau

373,163

Essen ....

96,128

Cologne (Koln) .

321,564

Kiel ....

85,6Q6

Frankfort-on-Main

229,279

Kassel

81,752

Magdeburg .

214,424

Erfurt

78,174

Hanover

209,535

Wiesbaden ,

74,133

Dtisseldorf .

175,985

Posen

73,239

Konigsberg .

172,796

Duisburg .

70,272

Altona

148,944

Gorlitz

70,175

Stettin

140,724

Frankfort-on-Oder

59,161

Elberfeld .

139,337

Potsdam

58,455

Charlottenburg .

132,377

Miiuster

57,135

Barmen

126,992

Spandau

55,841

Danzig

125,605

Bochum

53,842

Halle-on-Saale .

116,304

Miinchen Gladbach ' .

53,662

Dortmund .

111,232

Liegnitz

51,518

Aachen

110,551