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Area and Population. I. Progress and Present Condition.

3,579,529 4,012,693 4,511,415

Population at various census periods : —

1829 . . 2,613,487 I 1869

1839 . . 2,860,559 | 1879

1849 . 3,056,879 1889

1859 . . 3,309,128 |

The rate of increase in each year has been, in 1880, 0*6 ; in 1885, 1-4; in 1890, M8 ; in 1892, 1'03; in 1893, 1-36; in 1894, 1-33; in 1895, 1*33; in 1896, 1-42; in 1897, 153.

The following table shows the area and the population of the eleven provinces of the kingdom, according to the census of December 31, 1889, and to the communal population tables on December 31, 1897 :—

Area :

English

Population j

Provinces

square miles

Dec. 31, 1889

Dec. 31, 1897

Per sq. mile

IN'ortli Brabant

1,980

509,628

547,071

276

Guelders

1,965

512,202

555,686

283

South Holland

1,166

949,641

1,106,265

949

North Holland

1,070

829,489

949,316

887

Zealand

690

199,234

213,618

309

Utrecht

534

221,007

244,830

458

Friesland

1,282

335.558

340.512

266

Overvssel

1.291

295,445

324,607

251

Groningen

790

272,786

296,521

375

Drenthe

1,030

130,704

145,433

141 ,

Limburg

850 12,6^8

255,721

280,345

329

Total

4,511,415

5,004,204

396

Of the total population in 1897 there were 2,477,118 males and 2,527,086 females.

The Netherlands possess a comparatively large urban popula- tion, especially in the provinces of North and South Holland.

Year

Popnlatitin of

the 21 principal

Towns 1

936,801 1,115,627 1,411,584 1.506,703 1,717.045

Porcentagc of the whole Population

26-1

27-8 31-2 32 "2 34-4

Rural Population

Percentage of the whole Population

Dec.

31, 1869 ,, 1879 ,. 1889 ,, 1892 ,, 1897

2,642,728 2,897,066 3,099.831 3,162,873 3,287,159

73-8

72-1 ■

68-7 67-8 65-6

1 Tlic towns with a population of more than 20,000 inhabitants.