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576

GERMAN EMPIRE

and telegraphs ; civil and ciimiual law ; financial accounts ; foreign affairs ; for Alsace-Lorraine ; for the Constitution ; for the Standing orders ; and for railway tariffs. Fach committee consists of representatives of at least four States of the Empire ; Init the foreign affairs committee includes only the representatives of Bavaria, Saxony, AViirttemberg, and two other represen- tatives to be elected every year.

Area and Population.

I. Peogress and Present Condition.

The following table gives the area and population of the twenty-five States of Germany in the order of their magnitude, and of the E-eichsland of Alsace-Lorraine, as returned at the three census-periods of 1885 and 1890, and Dec. 2, 1895 : —

states of the Empire

Area English sq. miles

134,603

Population Dec. 1, 1885

Population Dec. 1, 1890

Population Dec. 2, 1895

Pop. ^ Iter sq. 1 mile 1895

Prussia

28,318,470

29,957,367

31,855,123

236

9

Bavaria

29,282

5,420,199

5,594,982

5,818,544

198

7

Wiirtteml»erg

7,528

1,995,185

2,036,522

2,081,151

276

4

Baden .

5,821

1,601,255

1,657,867

1,725,464

296

4

Saxony

5,787

3,182,003

3,502,684

3,787,688

654

5

Mecklenburg-Schw.

5,135

575,152

578,342

597,436

116

2

Hesse ,

2,965

956,611

992,883

1,039,020

350

3 ;

Oldenburg .

2,479

341,525

354,968

373,739

150

7 1

Brunswick .

1,424

372,452

403,773

434,213

304

9

Saxc-Weimar

1,388

313,946

326,091

339,217

244

2

McckleiibuTg-Str..

1,131

98,371

97,978

101,540

89

7

Saxe-Meiningen .

953

214,884

223,832

234,005

245

5

Anhalt

906

248,166

271,963

293,298

323

5

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

755

198,829

206,513

216,603

286

9

Saxe-Altenburg .

511

161,460

170,864

180,313

352

2

Lippe .

469

123,212

128,495

134,854

286

6

Waldeck .

433

56,575

57,281

57,766

133

4

Schwarzl mrg-Rud.

.363

83,836

85,863

88,685

244

Schwar/burg-Sond.

333

73,606

75,510

78,074

234

9

Reuss-Schleiz

319

110,598

119,811

132,130

414

2

S chau in burg- Lippe,

131

37,204

39,163

41,224

314

7

Reuss-Greiz .

122

55,904

62,754

67,468

552

Hamburg

158

518,620

622,530

681,632

4.314

1

Liibeck

115

67,658

76,485

83,324

724

5

Bremen

99

165,628

180,443

196,404

1,983

8

Alsace-Lorraine . Total .

5,600

1,564,355 46,855,704

1,603,506 49,428,470

1,640,986 52,279,901

293-0

208,830

250-5