United Provinces of British India

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United Provinces of British India
Province of British India

Capital Lucknow
 -  Established 1921
 -  Disestablished 1937
Today part of Uttar Pradesh
Parts of Uttarakhand

The United Provinces of British India, more commonly known as the United Provinces, was a province of British India, which came into existence on 3 January 1921 as a result of the renaming of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. It corresponded approximately to the combined regions of the present-day Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It ceased to exist on 1 April 1937 when it was renamed as the United Provinces.[1] Lucknow became its capital some time after 1921.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The United Provinces of British India included 9 divisions with 48 districts.

Princely states[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Provinces of British India
  2. ^ Ashutosh Joshi (2004). History, Religion and Culture of India, Volume 5. Gyan Publishing House. p. 176. ISBN 8182050642.