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NETHERLANDS : — EAST INDIES

Area :

"PnirliaVl

Population at

square miles

the end of 1897

Java and Madura ....

50,554

25,697,701

[ Sumatra, "West Coast

31,649

1,353,315^

Sumatra, East Coast

35,312

335,432-

Island of j Benkulen ....

9,399

158,767-

Sumatra 1

Lampongs ....

11,284

137,5011

Palembang ....

53,497

692,3171

i Atjeh

20,471

531,705-

Riau-Lingga Archipelago

16,301

107,861-

Banca

4,446

93,6001

Billitou

1,863

41,5581

Borneo, West Coast

55,825

370,7752

Borneo, South, and East Districts .

156,912

809,8033

Island of / Celebes ..... Celebes \ Menado ....

49,390

1,448,722^

22,080

549,138-^

Molucca Islands ....

43,864

399,208-

Timor Archipelago ....

17,698

119,239-

Bali and Lombok ....

4,065

1,044,757=*

New Guinea to 141° E. long.^ .

151,789

200,000='

Total

736,400

±34,090,0006

1 Tolerably accurate. 2 Approximately. 3 Mere conjecture.

5 New Guinea belongs to the residency of Ternate, Molucca Islands, ti Approximate total. The population of several unexplored countries is not included. In the official records the population is given every five years.

The total number of Europeans and persons assimilated to them at the beginning of 1896 was 35,134 males and 32,022 females; of these 29,666 males and 25,389 females were Dutch, of whom 23,295 males and 22,435 females were born in the East Indies ; of the remainder, 1,183 were German, 246 French, 236 English, 187 Swiss, 236 Belgians ; the remainder being mostly Austrians and Armenians. Of the remaining population about 460,000 were Chinese, 24,000 Arabs, and 27,000 other Orientals, and about 32,000,000 natives.

The movement of population between Europeans and persons assimilated to them, by marriages, births, and deaths, was as follows : —

1891

1892

1893

fJava and Madura \ Outposts .

f Java and Madura | ^ Outposts . /'Java and Madura

I

Outposts

-■on. rJii'Va and Madura 1^^^ I Outposts . . iQQ- /Java and Madura ^^^^ \ Outposts .

Man'iages

Perl.OOO

Births 2,135

Perl.OOO 45-8

Deaths

PerljOOOj

429

9-2

1,673

35-9

78

6-7

665

57-2

443

38-0

469

10-0

2,296

49-0

1,408

30

74

6-3

. 595

51-1

382

32-8

493

10-3

2,387

49-8

1,485

310

69

5-9

677

57-9

418

35-7

484

9-8

2,343

47-3

1,192

24-1

66

6-7

/ 691

59-9

387

33-6

497

1,835

1,381

~"~

66 '

524

435