Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Geography: Ottoman Empire: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s


Extent in square miles ... 790,000
Number of inhabitants ... 24,000,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 30
Extent in English acres ... 505,6000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 21
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 7,000,000
Public debt ... none
Land forces in time of peace ... 250,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 370,000
Seamen in time of peace ... 30,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 55,000
Ships of the line ... 40
Frigates, sloops, &c. ... 20 frigates, 40 galleys, 100 galleons
Leagues of seacoast ... 2,318
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 900,000
Number of cultivated acres, about ... 128,000,000
Exports to England , on an average of 10 years ... 260,000
Imports from England , ditto ... 280,000
Great Divisions of the country, Europe, Asia, Africa ... 3
Chief towns, Constantinople 900,000, Aleppo 290,000, Cairo 400,000, Ancona 104,000, Smyrna 120,000, Adrianople 80,000
Longitude of central point of the country, 37º 15' east
Latitude of ditto, 36º
Longitude of the capital, 28º 56' 15" east
Latitude of ditto, 41º 1'
Amount of taxes on each individual, 6s 10s

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007

 

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