Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

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

Extent in square miles ... 1,024,800
Number of inhabitants ... 77,986,818
Number of persons to a square mile, in different provinces ... 62. 80. 114. 125
Extent in English acres ... 655,872,000
Number of acres to one person ... 8 ½
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 30,000,000
Commercial exports, about ... 7,000,000
Imports ...3,000,000
Extent of seacoast in leagues, about ... 167,911
Extent of the Merhatta empire in square miles ... 457,144
British possessions ...217,185
British allies ... 235,467
British interests in India in square miles ... 452,652
Number of inhabitants in ditto ... 41,062,890
Revenue of ditto ... 15,459,000
Nizam's territories ... 103,690
Revenues in pounds sterling... 2,600,000
Military strength, Cavalry 40,000; infantry 30,000; total, 70,000
Dominions of the late Tippoo Sultan, before the partition in 1792, in square miles ... 98,000
Revenue ... 2,380,000
Dominions of Tippoo after the partition in 1792 in square miles ... 62,000
Revenue ... 1,425,000
Division of the empire of Mysore in square miles, to the British, about ... 32,000
To the Raja of Mysore ... 26,000
To the Merhattas ... 13,000
To the Nizam ... 26,000
Revenue of the Mogul empire in the reign of Aurungzebe ... 32,000,000
Extent of ditto in square miles ... 827,415
District of Delhi, the present Mogul empire, in square miles, about ... 1,600
Population of the Merhatta empire ... 28,342,928
Revenue of the Merhatta empire including the Chout ... 16,000,000
Military strength of ditto, cavalry 210,000; infantry 64,000; total 274,000
Revenues of the Poona Merhatta in pounds sterling ... 4,000,000
Extent of territory in square miles ... 152,381
Military strength ... 60,000
Revenues of Dowlut Row Scindeah in pounds sterling ... 6,000,000
Military strength, 60,000 cavalry; 30,000 infantry; total, 90,000
Revenues of the Bouncila in pounds sterling ... 3,500,000
Military strength of ditto, 50,000 cavalry; 10,000 infantry; total 60,000
Revenues of Holkar in pounds sterling ... 1,500,000
Military strength of ditto, 30,000 cavalry; 4,000 infantry; total 34,000
Revenues of Gutacquar in pounds sterling ... 1,000,000
Military strength (cavalry) ... 30,000
Revenues of the Seicks [Sikhs] ... 1,457,400
Military strength (principally cavalry) ... 100,000
Extent of the territory of the Seicks in square miles ... 89,900
Extent of Zemaun Shaw's dominions in square miles ... 320,000
Population ... 19,000,000
Revenue ... 8,000,000
Population of the independent states including the districts of Goa, Cashmere, &c. ...1,888,000
Extent of ditto in square miles ... 23,600

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2007

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