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AREA AND POPULATION

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II. Movement of the Population.

The following table shows the movement of the population of Empire during five years :—

the

Year

Marriages

398,775

401,234 408,066 414,218 432,107

Total Births

Stillborn

Illegitimate

Total Deaths

1,272,430 1,310,756 1,207,423 1,215,854 1,163,964

Surplus of Births

584,569 617,514 696,874 725,790 815,783

1892

1893 1894 1895 189G

1,856,999 1,928,270 1,904,297 1,941,644 1,979,747

61,028 62,555 63,092 64,366 64,998

169,668 176,352 178,298 176,271 185,359

Of the children born in 1896, 1,018,075 were boys, and 961,670 girls.

Emigration, which in recent years assumed larger proportions in Germany than in any other country in Europe, after declining for some time received a new impetus in 1880 and 1881. The number of emigrants in 1881, viz., 220,902, is the highest total yet reached in any one year. The following table shows the annual number of German emigrants for five years : —

Destination

Years

Average

Total

United States

Brazil

Other American Countries

Africa

Asia

Australia

1893

87,677

78,249

1,173

7,262

- 586

146

261

1894

40,964

35,902

1,288

2.638

760

151

225

1895

37,408

32,503

1,405

2.359

886

134

211

1896

33,8-24

29,007

1,001

2,152

1,346

144

174

1897

24,631

20,346

936

1,765

1,115

145

324

The great majority of the emigrants sail from German ports and Antwerp. In 1893-97, 6,573 embarked at Rotterdam or Amsterdam ; and in 1893-97, 10,067 at French ports, notably Havre. The emigrants of 1897 by way of German ports, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, comprised 12,972 males, 10,248 females. The number of families was 2,609, including 8,476 persons. During the 78 years from 1820 to 1897 the total emigration to the United States and other transmarine countries numbered about 5,250,000, and during the last twenty-seven years 2,429,413, of whom nearly nine-tenths to the United States, The number of emigrants to Brazil during the last twenty-seven years (1871-97) has been 50,381.

Of the emigrants in 1897 (not including those who sailed from French ports) the principal States sent as follows : —

Prussia

. 13,497

Saxony

950

Oldenburg

271

Bavaria .

. 2,638

Ilesso

468

Bremen

506

Wiirttemberg

. 1,401

Meek. -Sell wtrin

217

Alsace-Lorraine.

198

Baden

815

Hamburg .

1,449

In 1897, 64,419 emigrants other than Germans embarked at German ports.

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