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STATISTICAL STATEMENTS OF THE COLONIES OF THE WORLD. .

COLONIES, PROTECTORATES, DEPENDENCIES, AND NONCONTIGUOUS TERRITORIES OF NATIONS OF THE WORLD, SHOWING AREA AND POPULATION

OF THE COLONIAL POSSESSIONS, PROTECTORATES, DEPENDENCIES, AND “SPHERES OF INFLUENCE” OF EACH COUNTRY.

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COLONIES, PROTECTORATES, DEPENDENCIES, ETC., GROUPED BY GRAND DIVISIONS OF THE WORLD, SHOWING AREA, POPULATION, AND

GOVERNMENT.

[Compiled from Statesman's Year-Book and Colonial Office List, 1901.] C. C. indicates Crown colonies, in which the crown has the entire control of legislation, the administration being carried on by public officers, under the control of the home Government.

R. I. indicates colonies possessing representative institutions in which the Crown has no more than a veto on legislation, but the home Government retaing the control of public officers.

R. G. indicates colonies possessing responsible governments, in which the Crown has only a veto on legislation, and the home Government no control over any public officer except its own representatives.

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EUROPE.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria and Eastern Rou-

melia.
Crete
Faroe Islands
Gibraltar
Iceland.
Malta and Gozo
Total Europe ....

ASIA.
Aden and Perim.
Anam
Bahrein Islands
Baluchistan
Bokhara.
Cambodia
Ceylon...
Cochin China.
Cypress...
East Turkestan.
Formosa.
Goa...
Hongkong
India-British.

British C.C...
French protectorate..
British protectorate

...do.
Russian dependency
French protectorate..
British R.I....
French possession
British administration
Chinese dependency
Japanese dependency.
Portuguese possession.
British C.C.

80 41, 910 88, 780 6,000,000

273 68,000 130,000 500,000 92,000 2,500,000 40, 530

1,500,000 25, 365 3, 477,094 23, 160 2, 323, 500 3,584

French

Portuguese
Jungaria
Kiauchau Bay.
Khiva ...
Kwan Tung

Total North America....

4,485, 254

8,590, 722

.do.
French possession
Portuguese possession.
Chinese dependency
German possession
Russia dependency.
Russia possession..

227, 900 431, 800 580,000 13,455

2,745, 000 1,390 494, 836 29

254, 400 1,800, 258 294, 266,000

200 280,000 1,558 572, 290 147, 950 600,000

200 60,000 22, 320

800,000

SOUTH AMERICA,

Falkland Islands
Guiana-British..

French
Dutch..

British C.C.
British R.I
French colony.
Dutch ....

6,500
109,000
46,850
46,060

1,759 287, 288 22, 700 66, 490

Total South America

208, 410

378, 237

2857

COLONIES, PROTECTORATES, DEPENDENDCIES, ETC., GROUPED BY GRAND DIVISIONS OF THE WORLD, SHOWING AREA, POPULATION, AND

GOVERNMENT—Continued.

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Sq. miles.
47

4,270 64

7,670 200,000 3, 200,000

79 19, 638 15,000 78, 835 75,000 45,000 200,000 100,000 400,000 33,000 2,500,000 119, 140 1,094, 100 398, 900 1,300,000 45

100 50,840

1,900,000 140,000 3,000, 300 1,020

200,000 10, 816,584 144, 283,087

42, 217

ASIA-continued.

AFRICA-continued.

Sq. miles.
Macao
Portuguese possession ..

4
78,627 St. Helena ..

British C. C.....
Malay Federated States. British protectorate

27,500 512, 342 St. Marie

French possession. Manchuria..

Chinese dependency1

362, 310
7,500,000
Senegal

..do Mongolia ...

...do
1, 288, 000 2,000,000
Seychelles.

British C. C..
Pescadores Islands.
Japanese dependency.

85
52, 400
Sierra Leone

.do.
Samos..
Turkish tributary

180
54,830
Somali Coast-British

British protectorate
Sikkim..

British protectorate.

2,818
30, 458

French

French possession Straits Settlements.

British C. C

1,542

604, 916 Tibet.

Italian

Italian possession
Chinese dependency 651, 500 6,000,000 || Togoland..
Tonquin

Germanprotectorate
French possession ... 119, 660 12,000,000 Transvaal Colony

British possession
Tripoli ...

Turkish tributary
Total Asia .....
5, 276,534 346, 124, 503 Tristan da Cuhna

British C. C.......
Tunis....

French protectorate...
AFRICA.

Uganda

British protectorate
Zanzibar and Pemba.

.do. Algeria

French colony

184, 000 4, 394, 000 Algerian Sahara

French possession.

123, 500 50,000 Total Africa.... Angola....

Portuguese possession..

484, 800 4, 119,000
Ascension..
British C. C.....

34
250

OCEANIA.
Azores, and Madeira Islands. Portuguese province

1,510

389, 634 Basuto Land.

British C. C.
10, 293 250,000 || Bismarck Archipelago

German
Bechuanaland

British protectorate 386, 200 100, 500 Borneo-British North British East Africa..

British protectorate
do

1,000,000
2,500,000
Dutch..

Dutch possession
British Central Africa.
..do

900, 615

Caroline Islands and Palaos.. German possession
British South Africa (Rhodesia) .....do

425, 728
1,075,000 Celebes Islands...

Dutch possession
Canary Islands

Spanish province.

2, 808

334,521 Fiji and Rotuma islands British C.C... Cape Colony...

British R. G...
277, 151 2, 265,500 Guam

United States.
Cape Verde Islands

Portuguese province

1,480
114, 130
Hawaii

United States territory..
Ceuta
Spanish province..

13
5,090 Java and Madura

Dutch possession ....
Comoro Islands.
French protectorate..
620 53,000 Kaiser Wilhelm Land

German protectorate
Congo Free State
Belgian protectorate 900,000 30,000,000 Mariane Islands..

German possession
Dahomey

French possession.
60, 000 1,000,000 Marquesas Islands

French possession.
Egypt..

Turkish tributary

400,000
9, 734, 405

Marshall Islands
Eritrea and Italian colonies

German possession
Italian possession

42, 000
329, 516 New Caledonia..

French possession.
Fernando Po, etc
Spanish possession
850 30,000 || New Guinea-British...

British C. C....
French Congo
French possession
,000 15,000,000

Dutch (includ- Dutch possession
Gambia
British C.C.....
69 15,000

ing Malucca). German East Africa

German protectorate.

384, 180
8,000,000 New South Wales 2

British R. G
German Southwest Africa ....do.

322, 450 200,000 New Zealand...

...do. Gold Coast .

British C.C.

40,060
1,473, 882 | Philippine Islands

United States.
Guinea-French

French possession.

95, 000
2, 200,000 Queensland

British R. G
Portuguese
Portuguese possession..

824, 000 Samoan Islands (Savaii and German possession Ivory Coast .

French possession..

125, 000 2,500,000 Upolu). Kamerun

German protectorate 191, 130 3,500,000 Samoan Islands (Tutuila, Ma- United States..... Lagos

British C. C.......

1, 239 85, 607 Madagascar French possession

nua, etc.). 228,000

2,500,000 || Society, and other Pacific French possession ..... Mauritius and dependencies. British C. C....

705 379, 659 islands. Mayotte... French possession. 140 11, 640 || Solomon Islands

German possession
Military Territories...

....do..
700,000 4,000,000 South Australia 2

British R. G..
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese possession .. 301, 000 3, 120,000 Sumatra..

Dutch possession
Natal and Zululand

British R.I

34,019
902, 365 Tasmania

British R. G.
Nigeria

British protectorate

400,000
25,000,000 || Timor, etc.-Dutch

Dutch possession.
Nossi-Be
French possession.

130
9,500

Portuguese
Orange River Colony
British possession

Portuguese possession..
48, 326 207,500 Victoria 2

British R. G Princes and St. Thomas Islands Portuguese possession

360

24, 660 West Australia 2 Reunion ...

...do ... French possession.

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491,

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4, 440

79

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4, 200 903, 690 161, 612 26, 215 44, 374

7,462 87, 884 975, 209 4, 181, 459

45,000

370, 700 3, 209, 037

182, 508 978, 267

378,627 1, 163, 400

171, 032

970 173, 200 Rio de Oro and Adrar

Spanish possession
243, 027 106, 000

Total Oceania
Sahara ....

French possession. 1,684, 000 2,500,000

47,539, 454

1 Military occupation by Russia pending agreement.

2 Part of Australian Federation.

RECAPITULATION.

GRAND DIVISION.

Number of
colonies,

depend-
encies, etc.

Area.

Population.

18
4

North America
South America
Europe
Asia
Africa.
Oceania

Square miles.

4, 485, 254
208, 410

105,057
5, 276,534
10, 697, 414
4, 181, 459

30 57 31

8, 590, 722

378, 237 5, 470, 311 346, 124, 503 143, 188, 987 47,539, 454

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Sq. miles.

£
£

£
£
£

£ UNITED KINGDOM 2

120, 979 41, 454, 621 130,384, 684 183,592, 264 690, 992, 622 554, 456, 292 306,513, 991 India-British India 3

985,000 231, 085, 132 68, 637,164 65, 862, 541 212, 168,066 70, 313,513 81,327,853 40, 803, 321 22, 473, 275 Feudatory States... 655, 695 63,181,569

Miles. 2,096, 4907, 207, 610 98,523,693 21, 855

19, 769 41, 837 8,627,486 24, 633

Total India....... 1,640, 695 294, 266, 701 68, 637,164 65, 862, 541 212, 168, 066 70,313,513 81,327, 853 40,803,321 22, 473, 275

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COLONIES.

EUROPE:
Gibraltar

2 27,460 61, 418 Malta and Gozo

61, 812

19, 253
117 183, 679 356, 758 365, 943
79, 168

1,960

1,134 8,869, 737

5,300 1,908 7,069, 630 8 Total Europe ..... 119 211,139 418,176 427, 755 98, 421

7,260 3,042 15,939, 367 8 ASIA: Aden and Perim

80 41, 222 Ceylon 3 25, 333 3,576, 990 1,821,729 1,663, 497

4,935, 330
3,662, 719 8,155, 281 6,330,818 2,103, 680 3,753,035
Hongkong

400
381,000 420, 260 362, 845

13, 830
341, 800

1,001 7,439, 205 Labuan 4

297 30 8,410 5,555

5, 690
6, 380
Straits Settlements 4

23,507 14,022, 167
175, 332
1,472 572, 219

103,527
538, 656 603, 201
31, 408,983 26, 261, 735 3, 289, 085! 6,010, 206

310, 352

37, 235 26,949 13, 353, 925 Total Asia ..

27, 415 4,582, 871 2,886, 200 2,635, 923 4,001,519 39, 739, 202 32,696, 080 5,392, 765 9,793, 241 56, 755 50,457 40,060, 979 297 AFRICA: Ascension

35

430 Basutoland.

10, 293 250,000 74, 891 Cape Colony

55, 486

145, 474 276, 775 2,350, CCO 6, 236, 210 6,698, 690

361, 647 Mauritius 3

31,097, 825 19,678, 336 8,147, 670 13,018, 953 6,867,170 880 393, 900 611, 998 571, 263

331 5, 810 9,504, 992 1,189, 284 2,132, 230 2,127, 850

2, 497 Seychelles 3.

148
20,275
26, 630

561, 220 193, 760
23, 461

5,103

497

20,000 Natál..

670, 940 65,394

104

69,074 29, 200 929, 970

23, 990! 1,886, 710 1,990, 522

29, 184

9,019,143 6,691, 501 Orange River Col

317, 391 1, 125, 367 4,213, 411

185, 831

669 2,495 2,822, 719 567 ony..

48, 330 207,500 Transvaal Colony 119, 140 1,091, 160

392 St. Helena...

47 9,850

15,392 12, 104 Gambia

774 76,410 69 13,500

4, 215 49,161

98,950 4,075

29, 818 Gold Coast.

277,659

324, 364

281,976
40,000 1,473,900
333, 233

124, 126
515, 657

42,178 Lagos...

1, 289, 313

261, 269
3,460

885, 446
42,000
211, 467

916, 906 509, 779

187,125 972, 902 Sierra Leone..

180

1,414, 764 830,470

1,728 4,000

132

885, 112 674, 855
74,900

309, 265
168, 668 156, 421
558, 271

1,070, 723 125 362, 471 425, 245 125, 559

1, 290, 933 55 Total Africa ...... 532, 377 6,860, 325 9,614, 410' 10, 210,517 42, 299, 154 31,748, 188 14, 250, 828 20,057, 656 8, 266, 801 7,831 8,931 17,677, 795

4, 694 AMERICA: Bermudas

20 17,535 40,124 45, 682 Canada 4.

31, 736
3,048, 710 5,369, 666 10,549, 885 8,894, 806

397, 289
99,481 104,009 4,683 6,506

64

729,832 71, 138, 421 38, 963,530 39, 430, 423 9, 203, 36922, 137, 610 Falkland Islands,

475, 133 164,092 14, 175, 121 17,657 etc

7,500

2,043 British Guiana

15,576

15,502 120,000

66, 948 288,170

111,539 509, 950

59,947 505, 492

105, 912 182 British Honduras 4

164, 304
954,780 1,393,529 2,068, 406
7,562 37,000 59,615

673, 020
50, 659

949, 008 34,736

1,622 1,171 Newfoundland and

709, 928. 75

246, 661 267, 606 77,402 126, 248 4,480 1, 326 340,097 Labrador 4...

162, 200 210,000 Bahamas..

433, 898 380, 760 3,570, 862 1,540,510 1,772, 790 5, 450 53, 735

457, 059 78,860 82, 837

399,060

112, 226 Jamaica and Turks

102,239 335, 269

9, 982 1,447, 481 656 207, 223

75, 403 11, 909 Islands

| 1,113, 866 4,430

758, 800 Barbados

915, 227 925, 706 3,824, 782 1,751, 613 1,831, 661 166 195,000 185, 475

817, 824 182, 866

339, 270 416, 850 1,045, 252

2,032, 863 Leeward Islands

185 700 127, 434

919, 011 119, 450

446, 186 68, 251

131, 973 Windward Islands

293, 321
372, 181

1,361, 466 24

47,635 498

301, 011 160, 621

141, 131

6,950 173,079

61, 673 Trinidad and To163,589 318, 720 731, 974 516, 889 361, 955

1, 653, 297 354, 182

2,570, 314 bago..... 1, 868 272,000 661,874 630, 200

918, 473 2,500, 258 2,584,549

881, 894
983, 055

1,178, 494

81 Total America.... 3,359, 104 7, 192,004 13,743, 013 12,010,072 81,617,907| 49, 348, 014 50,110,589 13, 299, 199 25,540, 861

637, 797

183,585 27,477,063 18, 678 AUSTRALASIA:

New South Wales .. 310, 367 1,352, 297 10, 201, 440 9,969, 740
Victoria ...

61, 801, 409 27,561, 071 28, 164, 516 9,923, 117 8, 273, 272
87, 881 1, 200, 918 7,427, 820 7,249, 217

57,982 48, 024, 885 18, 301, 811 17,422, 552 7,055, 028 6,363, 685

73, 801 8,014, 889

2,895 Queensland 668, 497 496,596 4,588, 207 4,540, 418

36,168 40,034, 708 7,184,112 9,581, 562 3,100, 706 3,271, 656

64,986 5,873, 581

3, 209 South Australia 903, 690 362, 604 2,901, 933 3,013, 813

10,285 26, 131, 780 8,174, 218 8,191, 376 2,430,087 2,350, 279

10,798 1,655, 017

2, 801 Western Australia .. 975, 920 182,553 3,010,005 2,898, 554

19, 140 9,874, 610 5,962, 178 6,852,054 2, 225, 746 4,268, 419

26, 915 3,695, 771 1,882 Tasmania ....

25, 215
172, 475 1,054, 950

923, 731
8,511, 005 2,073, 657/ 2,610, 617

7,268
5,249 3, 232, 028

1,850
628, 663
688, 600

8,983 6, 8001, 232, 918 594 Total Common

wealth.. 2,972, 573 3,767,443 29,184, 385 28,595,573 194, 378,427 69, 257, 017| 72, 822, 677 25, 363, 317, 25, 215, 911 139, 826 188,579 23, 704, 204 13, 231 New Zealand... 104, 471 772, 719 5,908, 697 5,481, 485 Fiji....

49,591, 245 10, 616, 097 13, 246, 161 7,740 117,870 111, 569

6,504,481 10, 259, 342

100, 022 200, 536 New Guinea

42,128

56, 625 1,679, 907 372, 730

2,300 90, 540

619, 836 350,000 13, 831 19, 315

302

971 72, 286 56, 167

190, 820

39,863 Total Australasia. 3,175, 324 5,008, 032 35, 218, 482 34,196, 395 244, 170, 208 80, 348, 160 86,744, 841 31,867, 831 35, 475, 253 Total colonies .... 7,094, 339 24, 154, 371 61,880, 281 59, 510, 692 372, 190, 209 201, 183, 561183, 802, 338 70,617, 451 79,076, 156

182, 256

245, 301 25, 614, 774 15,531 Total United

891,899 491, 319 126,769, 97839, 208 Kingdom, India,

and colonies ... 8,856, 013 359,875,693 260, 802, 129308, 965, 4971, 275, 350, 897 825, 953, 369 571, 644, 182 111, 420,772 101,549, 431 3,008, 166 7,740, 766 233,921, 157 85,696 PROTECTORATES. Asia

120,400 1,200,000 Africa

2,160, 000 35,000,000 Pacific.

800

30,000 Total protectorates.

2. 281, 200 36, 230,000 Total British Empire...

11, 137, 213 396, 105, 693

1 Including bullion and specie. ?The population given for the United Kingdom is that of 1901, the finance that of 1900-1901, the commerce that of 1901, the shipping that of 1900. 3 For India, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Seychelles the rupee is taken at 1s. 4d. 4 For Hongkong, Labuan, and the Straits Settlements the dollar is taken at 2s.; for Canada, Newfoundland, and Honduras, at about 4s. 1 d. For Hongkong, Malta, and Gibraltar there are no complete trade returns.

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1 Census figures.

4 Mere conjecture. 2 Approximately.

Approximate total. The population of several unexplored countries is not included. 3 New Guinea belongs to the residency of Ternate, Molucca Islands. Including dependencies.

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ASIA:

Kiauchau Bay
THE PACIFIC:

Kaiser Wilhelm Land
Bismarck Archipelago.
Solomon Islands.
Marshall Islands, etc
Caroline Islands
Palaos (Pelew Islands)

Marianne Islands..
Samoan Islands-

Savaii.
Upolu.....

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110,000 188,000 45,000 13,000 40,000

2,000 12,500 16, 600

1899
1899

{

660
340

Total Pacific possessions.
Total foreign dependencies.

Civil governor..

1884–99

96, 160

427,000

1884-99

1,027, 120

14,687,000

1 Exclusive of the bay with an area of about 200 square miles, and the neutral zone with an area of about 2,500 square miles and a population of 1,200,000.

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