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AREA AND POPULATION

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the superintendence of the Central Government. The govevnors of the various provinces are invested with very extensive powers, and in their con- stitutional functions are independent of the central executive. They are nut appointed by the President of the Republic, but elected by the people of each province for a term of three years and four years. The provinces elect their own legislatures, and have complete control over their own affairs ; they can contract loans (internal and external) under their sole and exclusive responsibility.

Area and Population.

At the census of 1869 the population of the provinces amounted to 1,736,922.

The following table contains a list of the fourteen provinces and nine territories actually composing the Argentine Republic, their estimated area, and the number of inhabitants according to the census of May 10, 1895 : —

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Area :

Population

Population

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Engl. sq. miles

1895.

Iter sq. mile

Littoral : Buenos Ayres (city) .

115

663,854

5,784-7

Buenos AjTes(province)

63,000

921,168

14-6

Santa Fe .

18,000

397,188

22

Entre Rios

45,000 ' :

292,019

6-5

Corrientes . * .

54;ooo '

239,618

4-4

Andes : Rioja

31,500

69,502

2-2

Catamarca .

31,. 500

90,161

2-8

San Juan .

29,700

84,251

2-8

Mendoza .

54,000

116,136

2-2

Central : Cordova

54,000

351,223

6-5

San Luis .

18,000

81,450

4-5

Santiago del Estero .

31,500

161,. 502

5-1

Northern : Tucuman .

13,500

215,742

16-0

Salta

45,000

118,015

2-6

Jujuy Total Provinces .

27,000 515,815

49,713

1-8 7-4

3,851,542

Territories

Misiones

23,932

33,163

1-3

Formosa

73,000

4,829

' 06

Chaco

85,000

10,422

1-2

Pam]>a

91,000

25,914

2-8

Rio Negro

124,000

9,241

0-07

Neuquen ,

57,000

14,517

0-2

Chultut

154,000

3,748

0-02

Santa Cruz

182,500

1,058

■ 0-005

Tierra del Fuego

Total

13,000

477 3,954,911

03

1,778,195

2-2

The total in 1895 consisted of 2,088,919 males and 1,865,992 females. The Indian population is put at 30,000 ; the number of persons of whom