The United Kingdom

Countries

Area Sq. Miles

How Acq. by Eng.

Date

Pop. 1881

England

50,823..

24,613,926

Wales

7,363 .

Conquest

....1282

1,360,513

Scotland

29,820..

Union

3,735,517

Ireland

32,531..

Conquest

.....1172

5,174,836

Islands

295..

140,260

Colonies And Dependencies

Europe

Countries

Area Sq. Miles

How Acq. by Eng.

Date

Pop.

Est. 1890

Gibraltar

2 .

Conquest

..1704

25,000

Malta, etc.

122 .

Treaty Session

..1814

163,000

Heligoland

3/4.

Treaty Cession

1814

2,000

Asia

Countries

Area Sq. Miles

How Acq. by Eng.

Date

Population

India, including Burmah

1,649,000

Conquest ..... Began

Trans. f'm E. In. Co

1757

1858

272,000,000

Ceylon

25,365

Treaty cession .................

1801

2,850,000

Cyprus

3,584

Con. with Turkey....

1878

187,000

Aden and Socotra

3,584

(Aden) Conquest ...............

1839

40,000

Straits Settlements

1,500

Treaty cession.. 1785-

1824

500,000

Hong Kong

30 1/2

> Treaty cession......

1872

1,406,000

British North Borneo

31,000

Cession to company...

1877

150,000

Africa

Countries

Area

3q. Miles

How Acq. by England

Date

Population

Cape Colony

217,895..

......Treaty cession..

1588-1814

1,400,000

Natal

19,000..

Annexation

......1843

450.000

St. Helena

47..

Conquest

.....1673

5,000

Ascension

38..

Annexation

......1815

200

Sierra Leone

3,000..

Settlement

.....1787

62,000

Gold Coast, etc

29,401..

......Treaty cession..

......1872

1,406,000

Mauritius, etc.

1,063..

. Conquest and cession

1810-1814

372,000

America

Countries

Area Sq. Miles

How Acq. by Eng.

Date

Population

Canada proper

370,488

Conquest..........

1759-60

New Brunswick

27,174

Treaty cession ..............

1763

Nova Scotia

20,907

Conquest ......................

,1627

Manitoba

60,520

Settlement .............

1813

5,000,000

British Columbia, etc

341 305

Transfer to Crown..

1858

Northwest Tys.

3,257,500

Charter to Company

...1670

Prince Edward Is.

2,133

Conquest .............................

....1745

Newfoundland

42,200

Settlement ...................

....1583

198,000

British Guiana

76,000

Conquest and cession

1803-14

260,000

British Honduras

7,562

Conquest..........

....1798

28,000

Jamaica

4,193

Conquest .....................

. ...1655

581,000

Trinidad

1,754

Conquest ....................

.. .1797

155,000

Barbadoes

166

Settlement ....................

...1605

171,860

Bahamas

5,794

Settlement .....................

1629

48,000

Bermuda

41

Settlement ................

1612

15,000

Other Islands

8,755

.......................................

.........

274,000

Australasia

Countries

Area Sq. Miles

How Acq. by Eng.

Date

Population

New South Wales

310,700.

Settlement

.1788.

Victoria

87,884

Settlement

.1832

South Australia

903,690

Settlement

.1836

Queensland

668,497

Settlement

.1824[

Western Australia

1,060,000.

Settlement

.1828\

4,000,000

Tasmania

26,215

Settlement

.1803

New Zealand

104,032.

Purchase

1845

Fiji

7,423

Cession fm the Natives

.1874 |

New Guinea (British)

234,768.

.....Annexation

,1884