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AREA AND POPULATION

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Pahang, and Negri Sembilan, and the British Government came into force by which the administrative federation of these States under a Resident General is provided for, and the States agree to furnish a contingent of troops for service in the Colony should Her Majesty's Government be at war with any foreign nation.

The areas of these States, in square miles, are :— Perak, 10,000 ; Selangor, 3,500 ; Sungei Ujong (with Jelebu) 1,200; Negri Sembilan, 1,800; Johor, 9,000 ; Pahang, 10,000.

The following figures give the numbers in the several Settlements, inclusive of the military, at the census, 1891, and the general results of the census of 1881. Under Penang are included Province Wellesley and the Bindings :~

Europeans and "» Americans . J Eurasians . . Asiatics . . .

Totals (1891) Totals (1881)

Singapore

Penang

Malacca

Totals

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

4,312

1,764 135,254

942

1,825 40,457

893

824 151,167

308

888 81,538

85

821 49,431

49

935 40,849

5,290

3,409 335,852

1,299

3,648 162,844

141,330

43,224

152,884

82,734

50,337

41,833

344,551

^1 .._ . _

167,791

184,554 139,208

235 190

,618 ,597

92,170 93,579

512,342 423,384

In 1891 there were in the Settlements 213,073 Malays, 227,989 Chinese, and 53,927 natives of India.

A census of the population of the native States was also taken in 1891, the totals being as follows : Perak, 214,254 ; Selangor, 81,592 ; Sungei Ujong, 23,002 ; Pahang, 57,462 ; Negri Sembilan, 41,617.

Th.^ births and deaths in 1897 were as follows : —

Singapore

Bindings

Penang

Province Wellesley

Malacca

Births . Deaths .

3,647 8,718

115 92

2,127 5,427

3,099 3,629

3,102 3,561

In 1897, 129,896 Chinese immigrants landed in the colonj^ as against 199,282 in 1896. The total number of Indian immigrants in 1897 was 20,599, against 20,150 in 1896, and 17,202 in 1887. Of the total 2,599 were under indenture. The number returned to India in 1897 was 14,280.

Instruction.

Instruction, which is not compulsory in the colony, is partly supported by the Government.

The number of schools and pupils was as follows in 1897

No. of Schools

7 33

160

Attendance

Government English schools .... Grant-in-aid English schools .... Government vernacular boys' & girls' schools .

767 5,193 5,443

1 TotAl ....

200

11,403