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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 the first half of the 19th century). It had an area of 9,479 sq mi (24,550 km2) and a population of about 4,500,000.[1]

Presidency of Agra
Presidency of British Empire in India
14 November 1834–1 June 1836
CapitalAgra
Area 
• 1835 (?)
9,479 km2 (3,660 sq mi)
Population 
• 1835 (?)
4500000
History 
• Established
14 November 1834
• Disestablished
1 June 1836
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg Ceded and Conquered Provinces
North-Western Provinces British Raj Red Ensign.svg
Today part ofPortions in
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Delhi

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. Agra Presidency ceased to exist on 1 June 1836.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Agra". Chestofbooks.com. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ Land reforms in India By Pramod Kumar Agrawal
  3. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India vol. V. 1908. p. 72.

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