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Statement of licenses issued from July 1, 1900, to May 14, 1901-Continued.

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Statement of private woodlands registered in the Philippine Islands as per article 75, forestry

regulations, Manila, Philippine Islands, May 14, 1901.

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1123,475 acres. In February the nationalities of owners of 68 woodland tracts registered were as follows: Spanish, 7; German, 5; English, 1; Filipino, 55.

After announcement of passage of Spooner amendment quite a number of titles were presented and 6 were found eligible for registration.

Land of religious orders not yet presented for registration.

NOTES ON GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION IN THE PHILIPPINES.

Philippine Islands: Magellan landed in Cebu 1521; Manila occupied 1565 by Salcedo. Latitude, 4° 45' north to 21° north; longitude, 116° east to 127° east. Charts show 948 to 1,725 islands. Areas given by Philippine Commission, 119,542 square miles.

Acres. 1874—Vidal-Area-Map-Coella

71, 989, 385 Map, Hydrographic Office

73, 345, 415 Per annual statement.

73, 009, 495

GEOGRAPHIC STATISTICS.

1876-Area

City property
Cultivated land
Uncultivated land

Forest land ...
1890—Jordana, area approximated

Area cultivated land...
1890—Fernando Castro, forest area

Land occupied by Moros and independent tribes
WAR 1901—VOL 1, PT 1-47

Acres. 69, 756, 245

432, 625 5, 632, 641 12, 153, 746 51, 537, 243 69, 160,000

6, 175, 000 48, 112, 920 24,700,000

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1 Includes Marinduque, Lubang, and Ilin.

Not including north Paragna.

3 Includes Ticao, 940 square miles, Islands between 100 and 4,500 square miles

13 Smaller islands mentioned'...

58 Population as given by commission.

8,000,000 Population per square mile...

State of Montana, rich in agricultural, mining, and timber land, shows by last census population of 1per square mile. Philippine Islands have a population per square mile forty-five times greater than that of Montana.

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