School Geography

School Geography

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...they came into the possession of the British, is now about 200,000. The inhabitants--partly Siamese or Malays, and partly Kareans or wild tribes--are principally employed in hunting and husbandry, rice being the principal article of culture. Vast forests cover a great part of the provinces; coal, iron, tin, copper, lead, and antimony are met with, the three firstnamed minerals being the most plentiful; tobacco is grown; and also the pine-apple, mango, orange, lime, citron, and other fruits. The climate is the finest and most salubrious to be found in any part of the East Indies. The sick in the first Burmese war, who were sent thither from Rangoon, experienced a rapid recovery, --Amherit town, founded in 1826 on the river Sal ween or Saluen, which forms the boundary between this territory and the Burman empire, is the principal seat of government of these provinces, and the chief military station. Its. commerce is increasing, and its population is estimated at 5000. Malacca or Malava is a long narrow peninsula, the most southern portion of the Indian continent, and laying between latitude 1 and 13 north, and longitude 98 an3 104 east. The northern part of the peninsula is claimed by Siam; and there are several small native states. The British territories, Malacca, Nanmg, and Wellesley, are only about 40 miles in length and 25 in breadth; the superficial extent being about 1000 square miles.--The island of Singapore, off the southern extremity of the peninsula, and Penang, or Prince of Wales' Island, in the straits of Malacca, on the west coast of Malaya, form, with Malacca, a separate government, under the governor of Prince of Wales' Island. The island of Penang was acquired in 1785; Malacca in 1795, but it was ceded to the Dutch in 1814, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649125
  • 9781236649126