Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

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

Extent in square miles ... 10,000
Number of inhabitants ... 2,758,000
Number of persons to a square mile ... 257
Extent in English acres ... 6,400,000
Number of acres to one person ... 2 1/3
Revenues in pounds sterling ... 3,500,000
Public debts in ditto ... 11,000,000
Land forces in time of peace ... 36,000
Seamen in time of peace ... 16,000
Ditto, in time of war ... 40,000
Ships of the line ... 40
Frigates, sloops, galliots, &c. ... 50
Number of inhabitants in the capital ... 212,000
Number of parishes, about ... 1,600
Amount of exports to England ... 600,000
Amount of imports from ditto ... 1,900,000
Leagues of seacoast ... 236
Great Divisions of the country ... 9
Chief towns, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leyden, Harlem, the Hague
Longitude of central point of the country, 5º 30' east
Latitude of ditto, 54º north
Longitude of the capital, 5º 4' east
Latitude of ditto, 52º 22' north
Religion, Calvinist; but tolerant to all others
Amount of taxes on each individual, £1 12s 3d

 

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

Provided by Tom Holmberg

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2007

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