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HUNGARY

Of the total number of vessels 70 of 45,630 tons were steamers, and 43^ of 22,249 tons were sailing vessels.

The progi-ess of navigation is shown as follows : —

Year

Entered

Cleared

No.

Tonnage

No.

Tonnage

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

15,371 16,118 15,545 15,398 18,700

1,317,764 1,480,552 1,489,795 1,592,985

1,844,385

15,361 16,129 15,502 15,335

18,679

1,312,595 1,481,734 1,485,673 1,586,107

1,848,586

1

Of the vessels entered in 1897, 84 per cent, and 64 per cent, of the tonnage, and of the vessels cleared 84 per cent, and 64 per cent, of the tonnage were Hungarian, Austria and Italy coming next, and Great Britain fourth.

At the port of Fiume alone in 1897, 10,270 vessels of 1,348,004 tons entered, and 10,231 vessels of 1,352,616 tons cleared.

Internal Oommunications.

In 1897 the total length of navigable rivers and canals in Hungary was 4,971 kilometres, of which 3,095 kilometres were navigable for steamers. The river traffic of Hungary during five years was afe follows : —

Year

Number of steamboats i

Nt;mber of passengers carried'-

Goods carried in tons -

1893 1894 1885 1896 1897

112 113 116 120 128

2,503,523

2,429,509 2,164,373 2,966,202 2,461,002

3,071,590 2,906,251 2,520.504 3,842,679 3,265,758

1 Exclusive the Danube Steam Navigation Company. 2 Inclusive the Hungarian traffic of the Danube Steam Navigation Company,

In 1897 the Ferencz canal, connecting the Danube and the Tisza ^Theiss), was frequented l»y 2,153 steamers and 910 rafts, the goods carried amounting, to 2,502,002 metric centners.

The following are railway statistics for live years : —