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United Province of Agra and Avadh, now known as Uttar Pradesh, shifted its capital from ______ to Lucknow in the year 1921.
1. Agra
2. Dehradun
3. Allahabad
4. Kanpur

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Allahabad

The correct answer is Allahabad.

  • The United Provinces of Agra and Avadh was a province in the British Raj, which existed from 1902 to 1947.
  • The kingdom of Oudh was annexed by the British East India company in 1856.
  • The kingdom of Oudh was united with the North-Western Provinces in 1877.
  • The name was changed from to the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in 1902.
  • United Province of Agra and Avadh, now known as Uttar Pradesh, shifted its capital from Allahabad to Lucknow in the year 1921.
  • The first election was held in 1920 for the legislative council, which was constituted in Lucknow in 1921.
    • Since the governor, ministers and the secretaries to the governor had to be in Lucknow, the then governor Sir Harcount Butler changed his headquarters from Allahabad to Lucknow.
    • The entire office was shifted from Allahabad to Lucknow By 1935.
  • Lucknow became the capital of the province, the name of which was again changed to United Province in April 1937.
  • The name United Province was changed once again to Uttar Pradesh in 1950 under the Constitution of India.

  • Agra is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
    • It is located on the banks of the Yamuna river.
    • It was founded by the Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, Sikandar Lodī in the year 1504.
  • Kanpur is a city in Uttar Pradesh.
    • It was founded in 1803.
    • Indian Institute of Pulses Research is located in Kanpur.
  • Dehradun is a city in Uttarakhand.
    • It is the winter capital of Uttarakhand.

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