Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Geography: Sardinia and Savoy: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

Extent in square miles ... 20,000
Number of inhabitants ... 3,253,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 162
Extent in English acres ... 12,800,000
Number of acres to one person ... 4
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 1,850,000
Amount of public debt, none
Land forces in time of peace ... 38,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 100,000
Seamen in time of peace ... 6,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 10,000
Ships of the line, frigates, sloops, galliots, galleys, &c. ... 32
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 82,000
Great Divisions of the country, 5
Smaller divisions ... 19
Chief towns, Turin, Vercelli, Cagliari
Longitude of central point of the country, continental dominion, 7º 30' east
Latitude of ditto, 45º north
Longitude of the capital, 7º 40' east
Latitude of ditto, 44º 5' north
Religion, Roman Catholic, but tolerant
Amount of taxes on each individual, 10s 6d

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2007

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