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Figures on population are either those obtained at the Population Censuses or estimates based on Census figures and the Registrar General’s Vital statistics (Births and Deaths). The Population Censuses were taken in the 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911,1921, 1931, (Partial census of a total count only) 1946, 1953, 1963, 1971, 1981, 2001 and 2012. The data given for these years are obtained from the respective Censuses while the data for the intercensal years are based on estimates.

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