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Africa
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(G) AFRICA - ETHNOLOGY (cont.)


(n) Area and Population of Africa (by Division)

The area and population of Africa and its divisions are thus estimated:

Divisions ..... Area in
English
Square Miles
..... Population ..... Average
Density: No. to a
Square Mile
.....
NORTH AFRICA 4,003,600 20,420,000 5
-- Marocco 259,600 2,750,000 10
-- Algeria 258,300 2,921,146 11
-- Tunis 45,700 2,000,000 43
-- Tripoli, with Barca and Fezzan 344,400 750,000 2
-- Egyptian territory 659,100 8,000,000 12
-- Sahara 2,436,500 4,000,000 1.6
.....
THE MOHAMMEDAN STATES
OF CENTRAL SOUDAN
631,000 38,800,000 61
.....
WESTERN SOUDAN, from the
Senegal to the Lower Niger, including
Upper Guinea, and...
818,600 38,500,000 47
-- French Senegambia 96,530 209,162 2
-- Liberia 9,580 718,000 72
-- Dahomeh 3,880 180,000 47
-- British Possessions 17,100 577,313 34
-- Portuguese Possessions 35,880 8,500 0.2
.....
EAST AFRICA 1,595,000 29,700,000 18
-- Abyssinia 158,400 3,000,000 19
.....
SOUTH AFRICA 1,966,000 16,000,000 8
-- Portuguese territory: East Coast 382,000 300,000 0.8
-- Portuguese territory: West Coast 312,500 9,000,000 29
-- Cape Colony 221,310 682,600 3
-- Natal 17,800 269,362 15
-- Orange R. Free State 42,500 37,000 0.8
-- Transvaal Republic 114,360 120,000 1
.....
EQUATORIAL REGIONS 1,522,200 43,000,000 29
.....
ISLANDS IN THE
ATLANTIC OCEAN
2,720 99,145 37
-- C. Verd Islands 1,650 67,347 42
-- St. Thomas and Principe 454 19,295 42
-- Fernando Po and Annobon 488 5,590 11
-- Ascension 38 400 10
-- St. Helena 47 6,860 145
-- Tristan da Cunha 45 53 1
.....
ISLANDS IN THE
INDIAN OCEAN
233,870 6,000,000 25
-- Socotra 1,700 3,000 2
-- Abd-el-Kuri 64 100 2
-- Zanzibar 616 380,000 616
-- Madagascar 228,575 5,000,000 22
-- Comoro Islands (with Mayotta) 1,062 64,600 64
-- The Arco Islands &c. 150 -- --
-- Réunion 970 209,737 216
-- Mauritius and its dependencies 708 322,924 456
.....
DESERT OF KALAHARI AND
GREAT INLAND LAKES
783,600 -- --
.....
AFRICA 11,556,6000 192,520,000 16







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