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Which city was the capital of India from 1772 to 1912?
1. Calcutta
2. Daulatabad
3. Delhi
4. Bombay

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Calcutta

The correct answer is Calcutta.

  • From 1772 to 1911, Calcutta was the capital of British India.
  • 1772 Calcutta became the capital of British India when the first governor-general, Warren Hastings, transferred all important offices to the city from Murshidabad.
  • From 1912 to India's Independence in 1947, Calcutta was the capital of all of Bengal. 
  • On 12th December, 1911, at the historic Delhi Durbar, the George V, the Emperor of the British Empire proclaimed the shifting of the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi.

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