Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

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


Extent in square miles ... 170,000
Number of inhabitants ... 2,150,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 12
Extent in English acres ... 108,000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 54
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 1,500,000
Public debts ... 2,600,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 75,000
Seamen in time of peace ... 18,000
Ships of the line ... 26
Frigates, sloops, &c. ... 7 frigates of 50 guns, and small vessels
Leagues of sea coat ... 573
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 90,000
Number of cultivated acres ... 12,600,000
Exports to England ... 110,000
Imports from England ... 219,000
Great Divisions of the country, 3
Smaller ditto ...12
Chief towns, Copenhagen, Altona, Elsineur,
Longitude of central point of Denmark proper, 10º 15' east
Latitude of ditto, 55º 30' north
Longitude of the chief city, 12º
Latitude of ditto, 55º 41'
Religion, Lutheran; others tolerated
Amount of taxes on each individual, 15s 3d

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007

 

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