Agra Presidency

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Presidency of Agra
Presidency of British Empire in India
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Capital Agra
 -  Established 1834
 -  Disestablished 1836
 -  1835 (?) 9,479 km2 (3,660 sq mi)
 -  1835 (?) 4,500,000 
Density 474.7 /km2  (1,229.6 /sq mi)
Today part of Portions in
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh

Agra Presidency was one of the six Northwestern Provinces of British India (which constituted one of the eight separate administrations into which India was divided in first half of 19th century), lying nearly in their centre; area, 9,479 sq. m.; pop. about 4,500,000.[1]

Presidency of Agra was established on 14 November 1834 under the provisions of Government of India Act 1833[2] by elevating and renaming the Ceded and Conquered Provinces. Sir C. T. Metcalfe was appointed as the new Governor for the Presidency.[3] However, in 1835 another Act of Parliament (statute 5 and 6, William IV, cap. 52) renamed the region to the North-Western Provinces, this time to be administered by a Lieutenant-Governor. Presidency ceased to exist on 1 June 1836.


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