Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Geography: Austria: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

Extent in square miles ... 180,000
Number of inhabitants ... 19,000,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 108
Extent in English acres ... 115,000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 6
Revenues in pounds sterling ... 11,000,000
Public debt ... 40,000,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 365,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 450,000
Leagues of seacoast ... 18
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 250,000
Number of cultivated acres, about ... 75,000,000
Exports to England , Flanders only ... 300,000
Imports from England , Flanders only ... 1,400,000
Great Divisions of the country, and, Lesser divisions ... 10
Chief towns, Vienna 240.0, Milan 130,000, Brussels 80,000, Prague 80,000, Ghent 60,000, Antwerp 50,000
Longitude of central point of the country, 14º 20' east
Latitude of ditto, 47º 30' north
Longitude of the capital, 16º 22' 30" east
Latitude of ditto, 48º 12' 32"
Religion, Roman Catholic; but general toleration
Amount of taxes on each individual, 12s

Source: Playfair, William. Statistical Breviary London: T. Bensley, 1801.

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007

 

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