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COLONIES

1023

Colonies.

By the relinqitisliraent of Cuba and the cession of Porto Rico, the Philippine and Suhi Islands, and Guam, the largest of the Ladronc Lslands, the colonial possessions of Spain were in 1898 reduced to an area of al)out 244,000 square miles, witli a po[iulation of about 180,000.

Colonial Possessions

Area : English square miles.

560 50

Populatioa

Possessions in the Pacilic : Caroline Islands and Palaos Marianne or Ladrone Islands (except Guam)

Total, Pacific ....

Possessions in Africa :

Rio de Oro and Adrar ....

Ifni (near Cape Nun) ....

Fernando Po, Annabon, Corisco, Elobey,

San Juan ......

Total, Africa

Total Possessions ....

36,000 1,000

610

37,000

243,000

27

850

100,000 6,000

30,000

243,877

136,000 173,000

244,487

For administrative purposes the Canary Islands are considered part of Spain. Rio de Oro and Adrar are under the governorship of the Canary Islands, with a sub-governor resident at Rio de Oro. The country on the V)anks of the rivers Muni and Campo is claimed by Spain, Init disputed by France ; it has an area of 69,000 square miles and a population of 500,000.

It is stated that negotiations are in progress for the sale of the Caroline Islands, Palaos, and the Spanish Ladrones to Germany.

Books of Reference concerning Spain and Colonies.

Ani.ario oficial de correos y telegrafos de Espafia. Madrid.

Ani-ario de primera enseflanza. Madrid.

Bolctiu mensual de estadistica deinografico-sanitaria de la peninsula 6 islas adjacentes.

Censo de la poblacion en Esi)afla. 1887. Madrid, 1889.

Estadistica general de comercio exterior de Espafia, con sus provincias de ultraniar y potencias extrangeras ; foruiada por la Direccion General de Adnanas. Annual. 4. Madrid.

Estado general de la annada para el aflo. Annual. Madrid.

Estadistica dv le administration de justicia en lo criminal durante. Annual. Madrid.

Estadistica mineral de Espafia. Annual. Madrid.

Oaceta de Madrid. 1897.

Lista oflcial de los huques de guerra y mercantes dc. la marina Espaflola. Madrid, 1894.

Memoria sobre las obras publicas. Annual. Madrid.

Movimiento de la poblacion de Espafia. Animal. Madrid.

Situacion de los ferro-carriles. Annual. Madrid.

Presupuestos generales del estado para el afio cconomico 1897-98. Madrid, 1897.

Resena geografica y estadistica de Espafia por la Direccion General del Institute Geografico y Estadistico. Madrid, 1S88.

Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series and Miscellaneous Series. London.