The estimated total at a census taken in 1901 was only 2000.
The census of 1897 revealed in several provinces a remarkably low proportion of men to women.
Wing table gives the area in square miles of each of the eighty-seven :s with its population according to the census returns of 1886, 1896
Pop.(1890), 8222; (1900), 10,601, of whom 3771 were foreign-born; (1910 census) 13,641.
This is 490,251 higher than the actual population, 32,475,253, ascertained by the census of the 10th of February 1901; the difference is due to temporary absences from their residences of certain individuals on military service, &c., who probably were counted twice, and also to the fact that 469,020 individuals were returned as absent from Italy, while only 61,606 foreigners were in Italy at the date of the census.