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United Province was renamed as Uttar Pradesh

United Province was renamed as Uttar Pradesh

United Province was renamed as Uttar Pradesh on 12 January 1950, after the Independence of country. This state has been renamed many times with changing in its political conditions.

Let’s check the names of Uttar Pradesh

  • At the time of English Rule establishment, this province was a part of ‘Bengal Presidency’, known as ‘West Province’.
  • In 1833, it was separated from Bengal Presidnecy by construcing of ‘Agra Presidency’.
  • In 1836, it was changed and renamed as ‘North West Province’ and its headquarter was made in Agra.
  • In 1858, headquarter was changed from Agra to Allahabad and later in 1869, High court was also transferred from Agra to Allahabad.
  • In 1877, it was renamed as North West Province, Agra and Avadh, by integrating Avadh and North Western Province.
  • In 1902, it was renamed to ‘United Province of Agra and Avadh’.
  • In 1937, the name was shortened as ‘United Province’only.
  • After the independence of India, on 12 January 1950, it was renamed as “Uttar Pradesh”.

On 26 January 1950, when India became a republic country, Utar Pradesh was declared as a complete state of Republic India, with the capital in Lucknow. The Legislative Council was established in 1921, and on Novemebr 2, 1925, the capital was moved from Allahabad to Lucknow. But High court remained in Allahabad. Along with this, a judicial bench of higher judiciary was established in Lucknow. And after completing the work of transfer of Provincial Secretariat from Allahabad, till 1935, Lucknow was declared the capital of this province, officially

Related Question:-

Q.1 What was United Province renamed on 12 January 1950?
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Arunachal Pradesh
Ans: Uttar Pradesh

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