For political purposes these are subdivided into eight subordinate groups, consisting of three residencies and five agencies.
The following table summarizes the local budget of Annam for the years 1899 and 1904: - In 1904 the sum allocated to the expenses of the court, the royal family and the native administration, the members of which are paid by the crown, was £85,000, the chief remaining heads of expenditure being the government house and residencies (£39,7 0 9), the native guard (£32,609) and public works (£24,898).
Assistant Residencies have also been established at Manokvary in northern Dutch New Guinea, which has been formed into a province, under Ternate, and at Fakfak, in western Dutch New Guinea, likewise erected into a province, also under Ternate.
Administratively they are further divided into residencies, divisions, regencies, districts, and dessas or villages.
To 2° 25' S., comprises the residencies of the Padang lowlands, Tapanuli and the Padang highlands.