Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Geography: Poland: Population, Land, Trade, etc. before the division in 1793

Extent in square miles ... 160,000
Number of inhabitants ... 8,500,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 53
Extent in English acres ... 103.000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 12
Revenues in pounds sterling ... 450,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 18,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 100,000
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 80,000
Number of cultivated acres, about ... 40,000
Great Divisions of the country, 6
Chief towns, Warsaw, Dantzig, Cracow
Longitude of central point of the country, 24º east
Latitude of ditto, 53º north
Longitude of the chief town, 21º east
Latitude of ditto, 52º 14' north
Religion, Roman Catholic and Lutheran
Amount of taxes on each individual, 1s 2d

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007


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