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988

SERVIA

year on September 14. There is also a Great National Asseralily, which meets when it is necessary. The number of its representatives is double the number fixed for the ordinary Skupshtina, and the restriction as to University degrees does not apply. The deputies receive travelling expenses and a salary of 10 dinars a day. Personal liberty, liberty of the press and conscience are guaranteed. The legal Constitution having l^een suspended in 1894 by the King, and the Constitution of 1869 provisionally put in force, a special Com- mission of leading members of the several political parties is to be called by the King to draft a new Constitution in accordance with the wishes of the nation.

Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs. — M. Yladan Georgevitch.

The other ministries are for the Interior, War, Finance, Public Works, Commerce, Instruction, Justice.

Counties, districts, and municipalities have their own administrative assemblies. For administrative purposes, according to the new Constitution, Servia is divided into 15 provinces or counties, 1,290 communes, which include 4,029 villages and 74 towns or cities.

Area and Population.

The area of the Kingdom of Servia amounts to 19,050 square miles. From the administrative point of view Servia is divided into 15 provinces, the capital, Belgrade, and Nisch city, wdiich have their own administration.

The following table shows the area and population of the provinces according to the census of December 31, 1895

Population

Okrug

Area in

Total

Pop. per

(Province)

sq. ui.

Male

Female

sq. m.

Belgrade City

4

34,455

24,660

59,115

14,725

Valyevo

1,121

62,383

59,328

121,711

109

Vranya

1,620

83,241

78,948

162,189

100

Kraguyevatz .

927

75,933

72,502

148,435

160

Kraina

1,257

47,706

46,244

93,950

74

Kruzhevatz ,

1,256

81,850

78,753

160,603

128

Pirot .

1,214

64,500

61,760

126,260

104

Podrinye

1,300

96,493

93,076

189,569

146

Pozarevatz

1,404

111,409

106,922

218,331

155

Rudnik

2,056

81,994

78,703

160,697

78

Toplitza

1,400

69,357

64,360

133,717

95

Ujitze .

1,676

72,954

72,581

145,535

87

Tzrna Reka .

555

38,060

36,023

74,083

134

Morava

1,200

89,325

85,087

174,412

145

Podunavlye(Danul)e)

1,246

114,441

109,823

224,264

180

Timok .

810

50,254

48,303

98,557

121

Nisch City . Total .

4

12,239

8,817

21,056

5,262

19,050

1,186,594

1,125,890

2,312,484

121-9

In 1895, 308,673, or 13-3 per cent., lived in towns, and 2,003,811 lived in the country ; 2,217,393 were born in Servia, and 95,091 in other countries ; 2,083,482 spoke Servian, and 229,002 spoke other languages ; 1,926,494 Avere dependent on agriculture, and 385,990 on other occupations. As to race, in 1895 there were 2,083,482 Servians (who, according to language, are Slavonic by ra(^e) ; other Slavs, 3,731 ; 159,510 Roumanians, 46,212 Gipsies, 6,437 Germans, 5,048 Jews, 1,962 Hungarians, and 6,102 others