DATOS PROPORCIONADOS EN LA EXPOSICION SOBRE LA ARGENTINA...
The area under cultivation in 1892 for Wheat, Linseed,
Corn, Alfalfa, and similar products totalled 3,700,000
hectares (250 hectares being equal to nearly one square
mile) and in 1912 to 22,987,726 hectares, showing an increase
of the cultivated areas of more than six times the extent
of twenty years previously.
In 1895 the total exports of the Argentine Republic amounted
to $120,067,790, and the total imports for the same year
to $95,096,438, whilst in 1913 the value of the exports
reached $483,504,547, and the imports $421,352,542.
[A] All figures relating to money signify gold dollars,
except where otherwise stated.
In 1895 the total length of railways in operation was
8,820 miles and in 1913 21,000 miles, with many thousands
more projected and since placed under construction.
The aggregate tonnage of vessels entered at and cleared
from Argentine ports in the year 1900 was 25,241,618,
whilst in 1913 the total tonnage was 56,604,833.79.
The national census of 1869 gave the population of the
country as 1,830,214, whereof the city of Buenos Aires
had 187,346 inhabitants. According to the census of 1895,
the total population amounted to 3,954,911, with that
of the capital at 663,854. A new census, taken May, 1913,
is now being compiled, but from figures supplied we know
the population of the city was at that time 1,560,000
inhabitants. According to the Division of Statistical
and Rural Economy, the entire population of the Republic
in 1911 was estimated to be 7,467,878. The latter figures
are necessarily based upon incomplete returns and have
probably been estimated upon a ratio of increase established
by earlier calculations; but all indications point to
the probability that on the completion of the new census,
during the present year, the total population of the Republic
will approach 10,000,000.