National Geographic : 1906 Aug
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (WASHINGTON. D. C.), AUGUST, 1906 West 60 from Greenwich 60 40 5' MA TII, scBo) SOUTH AMERICA - R I30IDA Br.) ENGLISHSTATUTEMILES ORO F SAIN_ _ _1 1 21 415 1 1 1 l 0 100 200 300 400 b00 000 i00 800 COUNTRIES A R GENT IN A.- Principal prod ucts: Wheat corn, cattle, sheep and wool: the cattle and sheep entering in commerce in the form of meats ex ported chiefly to Europe in cold stor age. Number of miles ol railway ac cording to the latest information, 11.460. Imports, 1904, $180.750,000; exports, $254,912.000. Area. 1.135, 840 square miles; population, 4, 794,000. BOLIVIA. - Principal products : Wheat, corn, coffee, sugar. rubber, cinchona, cattle, sheep and llamas, the latter being used for purposes of transportation as well as for their wool. Miles of railway, about 700. Imports, $6.407,000; exports, 10. 157,000. Area, 703,604 square miles; population, 1,816,000. B R A Z I L. -Principal products: Coffee, India rubber, tobacco, cotton. sugar, mate (Paraguay tea), cocoa and nuts. The diamond mines pro duce from $500.000 to $1,000.000 worth of diamonds annually. Rail ways open at latest reports, 10,408 miles, with about 4.000 miles in process of construction. Imports, 1904. $129,930,000; exports, $191, 849.000. Area, 3,219,000 square miles; population, 14,334,000. CHILE.- Principal products: Wheat, corn, wine. fruits, vegetables, and products of the mine, especially copper, sulphur and nitrates, the value of nitrates exported being between $40,000.000 and $50,000,000 annually. Railways, 2,880 miles. Imports, $52,002,000; exports. $70,912,000. Area, 307.620 square miles; popula tion, 2,712,145. COLOMBIA.-Principal products: Wheat, corn, India rubber, tobacco, dye woods and products of the mine. Railways, about 500 miles. Imports, $14.453.000; exports, 112,658,000. Area, 504.773 square miles; popula tion, estimated at about 4,000,000 (no census since 1881). EQUADOR.- Principal products: Cocoa, coffee. Brazil nuts, cotton, Peruvian bark, sarsaparilla, India rubber, gold. silver and copper. Rail ways. 186 miles. Imports, $7,469,000; exports, $11.642,000. Area, 116,000 square miles: population, including Indians, about 1,400,000. GUIANA, BRITISH.- Principal products: Sugar and products of the mine, chiefly gold. Railways in opera tion, 104 miles. Imports, $8,000,000; exports, $8.808,000. Area. 90,500 square miles; population, at last cen sus, 278,328. GUIANA. DUTC H. -Principal products: Sugar, corn. coffee cocoa, rice, molasses and rum. Imports, $2.400,000; exports, $1,600.000. Area, 46,1.0 square miles; population, 72,295. GUIANA, FRENCH. - Principal products: Rice, corn, cocoa, coffee, sugar, indigo, tobacco, gold, silver and phosphates. Imports, t2.500.000; exports, 2.400.000. Area, 30,500 square miles; population, 32,900. PARAGUAY. - Principal prod ucts: Cattle, horses, sheep, tobacco, yerba mate (or Paraguay tea), coffee. oranges and fruits. Railways, 156 miles. Imports, $3.441,000: exports, $3,077,000. Area, 157,000 square miles; population, 636,000. PERU. - Principal products: Cot ton, sugar, cocoa, coffee, tobacco, wines, olives, cinchona. wheat, corn, ramie, gold, silver and other minerals. Railways, 1,146 miles. Imports, $20, 916,000: exports, $19,790,000. Area. 690,733 square miles; population, 4,610,000 (estimated). URUGUAY. - Principal products: Wheat, corn, cattle, horses, sheep, wool, wine. tobacco, gold, silver and coal. Railways, 1.210 miles. Im ports, $21,938,000: exports. 390,74, 000. Area. 72.,210 square miles; population, 978,000. VENEZIUEL.A . - Principal prod ucts: Sugar. coffee, cocoa, corn cattle. India rubber, vanilla beans, gold., silver, copper, pearls, sponges and tortoise shells. Railways. 634 miles. Imports., 5.425.000: exports 7 .653,000. Area, 593.940 square miles; population, 2,445,000.