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INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS


The vessels entered and cleared at Norwegian ports in 1896 were as follows:—

With Cargoes In Ballast Total
No. Tonnage No. Tonnage No. Tonnage
Entered
Norwegian 4,189 1,190,673 2,653 747,281 6,842 1,937,954
Foreign 2,394 700,443 3,965 270,549 6,359 970,992
Total entered 6,583 1,891,116 6,618 1,017,830 13,201 2,908,946
Cleared
Norwegian 6,138 1,666,590 677 308,777 6,815 1,975,367
Foreign 5,608 707,805 729 258,669 6,337 966,474
Total cleared 11,746 2,374,395 1,406 567,446 13,152 2,941,841
Total entered and cleared 1896 18,329 4,265,511 8,024 1,585,276 26,353 5,850,787
,, ,, ,, ,, 1895 16,608 3,921,089 7,158 1,418,161 23,766 5,339,250
,, ,, ,, ,, 1894 16,430 3,866,501 7,504 1,612,511 23,934 5,479,012

Vessels entered and cleared in 1896 at the following ports:—

Number Tonnage
Kristiania Entered 2,403 920,080
Cleared 1,532 610,912
Bergen Entered 638 323,486
Cleared 677 333,882
Trondhjem Entered 360 190,621
Cleared 355 181,568
Frederiksstad Entered 1,767 188,368
Cleared 3,521 258,471

Internal Communications.

The total length of State Railways in 1897 was 1,120 miles, and a length of 93 miles worked by five companies; total 1,213 miles.

Total receipts 1896-97, State railways, 9,542,058 kroner; companies, 2,154,590 kroner. Total expenses 1896-97, State railways, 7,159,992 kroner; companies, 1,167,676 kroner. Goods carried 1896-97, State railways, 1,451,773 tons (of 1,000 kilogs.); companies, 728,575. Passengers carried 1896-97 (including season-ticket holders). State railways, 6,796,515; companies, 777,371. The State railways have been constructed partly by subscription in the districts interested and partly at the expense of Government.

The following are the postal statistics:—

1895 1896 1897
Letters 35,852,500 38,630,800 41,496,300
Post-cards 3,268,300 3,493,300 3,916,000
Registered letters 658,000 714,900 790,300
Journals 37,539,700 38,889,100 43,165,900
Other printed matter 6,107,300 5,285,700 5,771,900
Samples and parcels 690,900 773,500 856,900