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BURMA

472

Upper Burma. Division.

Mimbu .

Executive District.

j Thayetmyo. Pakokku . Minbu . . Magwe . .

Mandalay

Sagaing

14

Shwebo . . . Sagaing. . . Lower Chindwin Upper Chindwin Total Sagaing

Meiktila

10

. . . .

Total Mandalay

12

Land Revenue and Rates, 1898-99.

939 1,354 1,043 759

Rs. 4,03,504 8,22,535 5,99,866 5,02,694

4,095

23,28,599

786 254 139 1,578 193

7,91,413 1,26,055 65,767 5,59,152 1,09,649

2,950

16,52,036

1,200 593 893 980

5,29,292 6,80,827 5,53,982 3,22,057

3,666

20,86,158

541 1,066 1,098 868

7,66,120 4,67,190 4,37,826 6,52,057

902,320

3,573

23,23,193

164,990 7,770,914

31,885

2,92,88.225

17,170

996,873

2,071 4,146 10,640 6,995 1,915

375,055 Mandalay . 41,939 Bhamo. 51,021 /Myitkyina Mogaung . 139,389 Katha . . 34,062 Mogok . .

25,767

641,466

5,634 1,862 3,481 19,062

230,799 / Shwebo Ye-u . 246,141 Sagaing 233,316 Monywa 111.533 Kindat .

30,039 |

821,789

80

17,1011 9,012/ 19,972 7,270 6,673 188,815 8,048 1,4651 2,937 / 2,596 5,630 9,368 3,173 / 9,934 6,316 2,423 7,201 4,685 6,584 12,936/ 19,790

126,622 Kyaukse 217,280 Meiktila /Yamethin 206,557 Pyinmana 351,861 Myingyan

10,854

Total Meiktila

Chief Town with Population.

Thayetmyo 250,161 /Allanmyo . 311,959 Pakokku . 215,563 Minbu . . 219,190 Magwe . .

1,274 2,183 4,258 3,139

Kyaukse Meiktila . . Yamethin . . Myingyan . . Grand total Burma

No. of Villases.

4,750 6,210 3,297 2,913

. . . .

Total Minbu Mandalay . Bhamo . . Myitkyina . Katha . . Ruby Mines

3.2 §c co id g'cD i Area. | sq. miles. Population. O'rtis |

Gross Revenue 3,99,75,596 The density varies almost inversely with the size of the district. 200 inhabitants. Villages between 200 and 500 inhabitants number Upper Chindwin, with area of 19,000 square miles, a principality 38-4 per cent, of the total population. Of villages containing 1000 less than 2000 inhabitants there were only 376 in 1891, and two and a half times as large as Wales, has only 5-14 inhabit- and 202 of these were in Lower Burma. Of villages containing between ants to the square mile. Henzada is the most densely populated two three thousand inhabitants there were only 41 in all Burma, district with 195-54 to the square mile. Mandalay district and and of these were in Lower Burma. Of towns and villages is the most thickly populated in Upper Burma, with 178 to the whose21inhabitants 3000 and more, and less than 5000, there square mile, but this includes Mandalay city. The rural tracts were 21 with a totalnumber of 76,565, or 1‘006 per cent, of the have only 91 -6 to the square mile, whereas Sagaing has 135. Upper total population. Inpopulation 1891 the population of all towns containing and Lower Burma, even if we exclude the Shan States, form the upwards of 5000 inhabitants to 540,672, or 11‘6 per cent, largest province of the Indian Empire, but, ~w ith the exception of of the total population ; thereamounted were 25 of these in Lower Burma. Assam they contain the fewest inhabitants, and are the least densely In 1891 there were 3,887,156 males and 3,740,412 females, or populated. Burma itself is as large as Great Britain together 962 females for every 1000 males. In Lower Burma the disparity with two islands of the size of Ireland. The average size of a dis- between and females is even more strongly marked, since trict in Burma, including the Rangoon district, the area of which there weremales only 891 females for every 1000 of the opposite sex. In is only 19 square miles, is 4761 "94 square miles, that is to say, Upper Burma the females outnumher the males, and we find 1084 larger than the three counties of Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire. women for every 1000 men. The average number of male births to In°the whole province, as well as in Lower Burma, by far the female births was 1067. Lower Burma thus falls into the greater part of the population lives in villages containing less than 1000 500 inhabitants ; 57 -9 per cent, lived in villages containing less than category of immigration countries. Table showing Distribution of Population per 10,000 of Total Population. -p a• cS£ =1 Sn Division. £<3 io ^ 13-9 165-9 109-8 53 T 20-6 14-7 43-02 35-4

•001 •6 •02 •07

121-05 45-1 187-32 269-1 4-4 22-4 30-5 1-7 •06 34•3 •001 IT 46-4 3-9 25-6 11-8 5•8 •08 •003 •064 28-48 9-4 38-1 50-7

•691

•03 •1 •06 614-6 •7 Arakan 1408-5 112-5 84-1 33-3 62-3 Pegu 6-8 235-6 159-1 Irrawaddy . . . . 1516-8 39-9 Tenasserim.... 461-3 460"6 49-6 136-4 72-05 Total Lower Burma . 4001-2 613-03 141-2 405-4 293-51 2-1 Mandalay . . . . 688-2 812-1 Sagaing 1397-6 Minbu Meiktila . . . . 689-5 Total Upper Burma . 3587-4 Total Province

1-93

54-9 27-5 2-1 10-5

■2 •02 •1 2-4

•1 •001 •009 •5

95-0

2-72

•610

81-05 8-3 31-2 •5

2T 21-1 87 13-2

. . 7588-6 614-96 236-2 408-12 294-120 2-164 149-53 54-5 225-42 319-8

1-4 •8 •3

•004 T46 2-7

3-3 I 2-7 3-99 i 2-85