United Provinces

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The United Provinces (shortened to UP), was a province in British India that roughly corresponded to the modern day Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The province was known by the following names:

UP consisted of Agra Province and Oudh Province.



Agra Province

Oudh Province


The administrative divisions during the British period were:

  • Meerut
  • Agra
  • Kumaon
  • Gorakpur
  • Benares


The administrative districts and their headquarter towns are listed in the article United Provinces Districts.

Main cities

Historical books online

  • "Journey Through the Himma-leh Mountains to the Sources of the River Jumna, and Thence to the Confines of Chinese Tartary: Performed in April-October, 1827" by Captain C. Johnson, Late of the 11th Dragoons. From Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume 4, 1834. With Map. Archive.org
  • The Himalayan Gazetteer or the Himalayan Districts of the North Western Provinces of India by Edwin T Atkinson in 3 Volumes (6 Parts) is available, in a reprint edition. Covers the regions of Kumaon and Garhwal. This area is now the state of Uttarakhand. Volume 1, part 1 Contents digital page 12; Volume 1, part 2 Contents dp 12, Index dp 536; Volume 2, part 1 Contents dp18; Volume 2, part 2 Contents dp 16 Index dp 458, includes History of the British in the area; Volume 3, part 1 Contents dp 10 Place names A-J; Volume 3, part 2 Contents dp 8 Place names K-Z. Vol. 1, Part 1 (handle/2015/95851); Vol. 1, Part 2 (handle/2015/97345); Vol. 2, Part 1 (handle/2015/95852); Vol. 2, Part 2 (handle/2015/96527); Vol. 3, Part 1 (handle/2015/95853); Vol. 3, Part 2 (handle/2015/95854). Additional files are available for Volume 3.
Originally from the Digital Library of India, with mirror versions on Archive.org for Himalayan Gazetteer. If you have problems locating the above volumes, use the final number as a search term, example 2015.95851