Agra Presidency in British India
Agra Presidency was amongst the six Northwestern Provinces of British India which contained one of the eight separate administrations into which India was divided during the 19th century.
The Agra Presidency was amongst the 6 Northwestern Provinces of British India that comprised of one of the eight separate administrations into which the country was segmented during the first half of 19th century. The territory was located in central India and covered a total area of 9,479 sq km and comprised of a total population of around 4,500,000. The Agra Presidency was founded under the provisions of Government of India Act 1832 on 14th November 1834, by renaming and uplifting the Ceded and Conquered Provinces that were under the rule of the British Empire in India.
Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe, Bt, KCB, PC was appointed as the new Governor for the Presidency of Agra. But a further Act of Parliament (statute 5 and 6, William IV, cap. 52) in the year 1835 again renamed the province as the North Western Provinces. The new territory was administered by a Lieutenant Governor. The Agra Presidency was disestablished on 1 June 1836, after which it ceased to exist.
At present, the region is part of the modern states of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
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