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GERMAN EMPIRE: — FOREiaX DEPENDENCIES

Foreign Dependencies.

Gennany has declared licv protection over various areas or spheres of influence in Africa, in Cliina, and in the Western Pacific. The following is a list of the various foreign regions at present (1898) under the protection or influence of Germany, the estimates given being necessarily vague : —

Date of Acquisition

Method of Government;

Estimated

Area Sq. Miles.

Estimated Population

In Africa: — Togoland . Kamerun German Soxitli-West

Afi-ica German East Africa .

Total AfricanPossessions In Asia : —

Kiaucliau Bay , In the Pacific : —

Kaiser Wilhelm's Land

Bismarck Archipelago

Solomon Islands.

Marshall Islands, etc.

Total Pacific Possessions

Total Foreign Depen- dencies

1884 1884

1884-90 1885-90

1884-90 1897

1885-86 1885 1886 1886

1884-86 1884-97

Imperial Commissioner Imperial Governor

Imperial Commissioner Imperial Governor

Imperial Governor

< New Guinea Company > Imperial Commissioner

33,000 191,130

322,450 884,180

2,500,000 3,500,000

200,000 4,000,000

930,760

10,200,000

1201

70,000

20,000

9,000

150

60,0001

110,000

188,000

89,000

13,000

99,270

460,000

1,030,030

10,660,000

1 Exclusive of the Bay with ah area of about 200 square miles, and the neutral zone with an area of about 2j500 square miles, and population of 1,200,000.

Togoland.

Togoland, with Little Popo and Porto Seguro, situated on the Slave Coast, in Upper Guinea, between the Gold Coast Colony on the west and the French Colony of Dahomey on the east, has an estimated area of 33,000 square miles, and an estimated population of 2,500,000 ; European popu- lation, December 31, 1897, 110, of whom 102 are German. It extends from long. 1° 14' E.to long. 1°38'E. The length of coast line is about 32 miles, but inland the territory, which lies between the rivers Volta and Mona, widens to three or four times that breadth. By agi-eement with France, July 23, 1897, the boundary on the east from near the coast is the middle of the river Mona, as far as 7"^ N. Lat. ; on the north the boundary is the 11th degree N. Lat. and the \Yhite Volta to the 10th degree N. Lat. The territory was declared a German protectorate in 1884, and is placed under an imperial com- missioner, assisted'by a secretary, an inspector of customs, and a local council of representatives of the merchants. Lome, the chief port, is regarded as the capital ; Little Popo, Porto Seguro, and Bagida are also on the coast. Inland the government stations are Misahohe, Kratji, Sansanne-Mangu. Bas- Bari, Bismarokburg, Atakpame, and Kpando. Togo, which has given name to the region, is situated on Lake Togo, and is said to have 8,000 inhabitants.