• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Belgium comprised an area of 29,300 sq. km (11,313 sq. miles) and an estimated population of 4,894,071. About one-fourth of the working population was engaged in agriculture, one-fourth in trade and industry. Brussels had 300,341 inhabitants. Revenue amounted to 155,946,790 francs (£6.2m.) and expenditure to 150,120,344 francs (£6m.). The state railway was the largest single source of revenue (31.75m. francs, gross).

Royaume de Belgique
Koninkrijk België


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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