Note 036
From Chapter 9 of the Decline & Fall

The Helvetian nation, which issued from the country called Switzerland, contained, of every age and sex 368,000 persons (Caesar de Bell. Gall. i. 29). At present, the number of people in the Pays de Vaud (a small district on the banks of the Leman Lake, much more distinguished for politeness than for industry) amounts to 112,591. See an excellent tract of M. Muret, in the Memoires de la Societe de Bern.

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