Now, they are producing sugar cane in an irrigated area of 84 hectares.
For the purchase and distribution of the land a " State Land Office" has been set up. A share in the distribution may be claimed on the one hand by private persons to the amount of 15 hectares (37 ac.) - the amount suitable for cultivation by one family; on the other hand by agricultural, housing and cooperative societies.
Colonization induced rapid accretion raising the marsh surface by up to 1.75m and covering a maximum area of 800 hectares in 1924.
hectares of heathland remaining in Greater London in total.
In 1902 it was officially estimated that the public land available for permanent agrarian cultivation, including forest lands, was only 186,967 hectares (416,995 acres), almost wholly in the province of Oriente.