Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

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

Extent in square miles ... 56,000
Number of inhabitants ... 5,500,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 90
Extent in English acres ... 34,000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 6
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 4,200,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 224,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 350,000
Leagues of seacoast ... 50
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 80,000
Number of cultivated acres, about ... 25,000,000
Great Divisions of the country, 6
Smaller, ditto ... 27
Chief towns, Berlin, Breslaw, Konigsberg
Longitude of the capital, 13º 22' 30" east
Latitude of ditto, 52º 31' 30" north
Established religion, Protestant

 

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2007

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