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FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

PART 1.

AREA, POPULATION, FISCAL AFFAIRS, AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIES, COMMER JE, SAIP.

PING, RAILROADS, TELEZRAPHS, BANKING, AND MONEY.

The area and the distribution of population of the United Kingdom were as follows at the

census taken April 1, 1891 :

England, 50,867 square miles; Wales, 7,442 square miles; Scotland, 29,785 square miles; Ireland,

32,583 square miles; Isle of Man, 227 square miles; Channel Islands, 75 square miles. Total, 120,97

square miles.

Population: England, 27, 483,490 ; Wales, 1,519,033; Scotland, 4,025,647 ; Ireland, 4,704,750; Isle of

Man, 0,608 ; Channel Islands, 92,234; military and naval abroad, 224,211. Total, 38,104,975.

The estimated population at the end of June, 1898, was: England and Wales, 31,397,078; Scot-
land, 4,249,946; Ireland, 4,541,903. Total United Kingdom, 40,188,927.

The population per square mile in 1891 was 498 ; in 1881 was 446: in 1871 was 390: in 1861 was 345 ;

in 1851 was 308; in 1841 was 274; in 1831 was 139; in 1821 was 207; in 1811 was 175; in 1801 was 153.

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Year.

1893..

1894..

1895...

1896..

1897.

50,381

23,633

22,

357

2,590

213,212

159,431

195,632

154,496

132,098

11,412

11,151

10,809

10,710

12,491

141,054

226,827

185,799
271,772

175,674
241,952

159,913
213,450

22,702

Revenue and Expenditure.

The following table shows the actual revenue and expenditure for the years ending March 3). They are revised so as to exclude, in accordance with the system now adopted, the army and navy extra receipts, and the contributions by India for military charges, formerly brought to account

As revenue:

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Currants, Spirits,

Tobacco

Other Mis-
Raisins, Fign &

and

Imp't'd cellan's
Coffee. D'd Fruits. Colonial. Tea.

Snuff.

Wine.

Articles. Rec'ts. Totai. 1895.... £170,025 £396,602 £4,197,260 £3,587,632 £10,415,139 £1,143,698 £197,400 £31,193 £20,138,948 1896.... 167,673 395,186 4,216,921 3,746,194 10,748,522 1,254,994 203,297 29,626 20,762,413 1897. 172,333 401,244 4,318,192 3,799,372 11,108,048 1,296,181

224,272 36.489 21.266.131 1898.. 170,049 389,573 4,299,961 3,868,207 11,433,909 1,325,372 267,494 37,685 21,792,250

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