Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

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


Extent in square miles ... 209,000
Number of inhabitants ... 3,000,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 14
Extent in English acres ... 133,000,000
Number of acres to one person ... 44 ½
Revenue in pounds sterling ... 1,500,000
Number of acres in cultivation ...24,000,000
Public debt ... 7,000,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 50,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 140,000
Seamen in time of peace ... 15,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 35,000
Ships of the line ... 30
Frigates, sloops, &c. ... 10 frigates, & 60 galleys, in all 70
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 80,000
Exports to England , average ... 290,000
Imports from England , average ... 170,000
Great Divisions of the country, Sweden , Gothland, Northland, Lapland, Finland , Pomerania, Wismer, 7
Smaller divisions, provinces or districts ... 44
Chief towns, Stockholm 80,000, Gothenburg 20,000, Carlscrona 11,000, Stralsund 10,000
Longitude of the capital, 18º 3' east
Latitude of ditto, 59º 20'
Religion, Lutheran.  Calvinist alone tolerated.
Amount of taxes on each individual, 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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