Elementary Geography Adapted for Teaching in Primary Schools

Elementary Geography Adapted for Teaching in Primary Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... seventeen. The states are for the most part very small, and are governed by princes, grand dukes, or dukes. There were formerly manymore of these minute fragments of country with independent rulers; some of them were much smaller than most of the English counties. PRUSSIA (136,700 square miles; population, 24,000,000).--This kingdom is the largest and most important of the German territories. It comprises a large part of the great plain" of Northern Europe, and some small mountain chains. It consists of thirteen provinces. The government is a monarchy, nearly absolute, but admitting of a Parliament, who discuss public affairs. Old Prussia, on the shores of the Baltic, has a low coast. The interior is crossed by the Vistula, and it includes large forests and sandy heaths. Kbnigsberg (107,000) is the chief town of the eastern, Dantzig (90,000) of the western part. The latter town has a great export trade in corn. Memel (19,000) has a large trade in timber. Elbing (28,000) is a large town. Posen adjoins Old Prussia to the south, and was formerly part of Poland. The chief town is Posen (54,000). Pomerania, on the Baltic coast, is to the west of Old Prussia. Stettin, on the Oder (74,000), is its chief town. Stralsund (27,000) is also important. Brandenburg contains Berlin, the capital of Prussia (705,000). It is a modern city, on a wide, sandy plain, with some fine buildings, but very dull, and without much business. The town of Brandenburg (25,500) is large. Potsdam (43,000) is near Berlin. Frankfort-on-the-Oder (4,000) is a place of important trade. At Spandau (17,300) is a celebrated political prison. Silesia lies to the south-east, adjoining Poland. The capital is Breslaw (172,000). It is situated on the Oder, and is a fine city, with a...show more

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