British Bencoolen

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Bencoolen Presidency
presidency of British Empire
1785–1824
History
 -  Established 1785
 -  Anglo–Dutch Treaty of 1824 1824-03-01
Today part of  Indonesia

The Bencoolen Presidency was a British possession in Sumatra based in the area of what is now Bengkulu City.

1785 it was downgraded to Bencoolen Residency and placed under Bengal Presidency.[1]

On 15 October 1817 Stamford Raffles was appointed Governor-General of Bencoolen.

In 1823 Singapore was removed from the control of Bencoolen [2] It was ceded to the Netherlands in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824.[3]

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