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AREA AND POPULATION

taken on December 31, 1890, and as estimated on December 31, 1897, are as follows:—

Governments (Län) Area: English
square miles
Population
Dec. 31, 1890
Population
Dec. 31,1897
Pop. per
square mile
Stockholm (city) 13 246,454 288,602 22,200.1
Stockholm (rural district) 3,015 152,715 160,999 53.4
Upsala 2,051 121,091 124,061 61.9
Södermanland 2,631 154,991 164,557 62.5
Östergötland 4,267 266,619 274,818 64.4
Jönköping 4,447 193,704 198,623 44.6
Kronoberg 3,825 160,835 159,175 41.6
Kalmar 4,443 232,847 227,998 51.3
Gotland 1,219 51,337 52,187 42.8
Blekinge 1,164 142,602 144,666 124.3
Kristianstad 2,486 221,691 219,588 88.3
Malmöhus 1,866 368,817 393,231 210.7
Halland 1,900 136,106 140,504 73.9
Göteborg and Bohus 1,948 297,824 322,529 165.6
Elfsborg 4,938 275,780 276,969 56.1
Skaraborg 3,280 247,074 243,835 74.3
Vermland 7,435 253,326 253,363 34.1
Örebro 3,498 182,557 191,684 54.8
Vestmanland 2,625 137,453 144,396 55.0
Kopparberg 11,522 197,449 210,790 18.3
Gefleborg 7,614 206,924 226,423 29.7
Vesternorrland 9,837 208,763 223,606 22.8
Jemtland 19,712 100,455 107,656 5.4
Vesterbotten 22,754 122,784 138,061 6.1
Norrbotten 40,870 104,783 121,311 3.0
Lakes Venern, Vettern, Mälaren, Hjelmaren 3,516
Total 172,876 4,784,981 5,009,632 28.7

In 1897 there were 2,437,926 males and 2,571,706 females.

The growth of the population has been as follows:—

Year Population Increase per ct.
per annum
1800 2,347,303
1820 2,584,690 0.5 
1840 3,138,887 1.07
1850 3,482,541 1.09
1860 3,859,728 1.08
1870 4,168,525 0.80
1880 4,565,668 0.95
1890 4,784,981 0.50

With the exception of (1890) 19,505 Finns, 6,846 Lapps, and some thousands others, the Swedish population is entirely of the Scandinavian branch of the Aryan family.

In 1890 the foreign-born population numbered 24,548, of whom 4,066 were born in Germany, 5,401 in Denmark, 6,287 in Norway, 4,609 in Finland, 1,195 in Russia, 598 in the United Kingdom, and 1,482 in the United States.

According to civil condition the population was divided as follow in 1890:—