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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
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.[citation needed]


1 Administrative divisions

1.1 Princely states

2 Dyarchy
(1920–37) 3 See also 4 References

Administrative divisions[edit] The United Provinces of British India
British India
included 9 divisions with 48 districts.

Meerut Division

Meerut District Dehra Dun District Saharanpur District Muzaffarnagar District Bulandshahr District Aligarh District

Agra Division

Muttra District
Muttra District
(Mathura) Agra District Farrukhabad District Mainpuri District Etawah District Etah District

Rohilkhand Division

Bijnaur District
Bijnaur District
(Bijnor) Moradabad District Budaun District Bareilly District Shahjahanpur District Pilibhit District

Allahabad Division

Cawnpore District (Kanpur) Fatehpur District Banda District Allahabad District Hamirpur District Jhansi District Jalaun District

Benares Division

Mirzapur District Benares District Jaunpur District Ghazipur District Ballia District

Gorakhpur Division

Azamgarh District Gorakhpur District Basti District

Kumaun Division

Almora District Naini Tal District Garhwal District


District Unao District
Unao District
(Unnao) Rae Bareli District Hardoi District Sitapur District Kheri District

Faizabad Division

Faizabad District Bahraich District Gonda District Sultanpur District Bara Banki District Partabgarh District

Princely states[edit]

Rampur State Tehri-Garhwal State

(1920–37)[edit] The Government of India
Act 1919 expanded the United Provinces Legislative Council to 123 seats include more elected Indian members. The reforms also introduced the principle of dyarchy, whereby certain responsibilities such as agriculture, health, education, and local government, were transferred to elected ministers. However, the important portfolios like finance, police and irrigation were reserved with members of the Governor's Executive Council. Some of the prominent members and ministers in the United Provinces were Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan (Home Member), C. Y. Chintamani (Minister of Education and Industries) and Jagat Narain Mulla (Minister Local Self Government).[2] See also[edit]

List of Governors of the United Provinces of British India


^ Provinces of British India ^ Jafri, Saiyid Zaheer Husain. Transformations in Indian History. Anamika Publishers and Distributors. p. 447. 

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