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United Provinces:

see NetherlandsNetherlands
, Du. Nederland or Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, officially Kingdom of the Netherlands, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 16,407,000), 15,963 sq mi (41,344 sq km), NW Europe.
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United Provinces,

former state, N India, now almost coextensive with the modern state of Uttar Pradesh. The United Provinces embraced the plain of the Ganges, the heartland of India. This region was the scene of the ancient Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Invasions, battles, and the rise of great kingdoms occurred there. Many Hindu pilgrims flock to the holy cities along the Ganges, notably AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad is at the junction of two sacred rivers, the Yamuna and the Ganges.
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 and VaranasiVaranasi
, formerly Benares
, city (1991 pop. 1,030,863), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. Although a rail hub and trade center, Varanasi is chiefly important as a holy city.
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. The east, as the scene of Buddha's life, remains sacred to Buddhism. Though the region was overwhelmingly Hindu in population, it was under Muslim rule from the 12th to the 18th cent. Great Britain first acquired territory there in 1764. The United Provinces of Agra and Oudh was formed in 1877 by merging the presidency of Agra and the kingdom of OudhOudh
, historic region of N central India, now part of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Its early history centers around the ancient kingdom of Kosala, which had Ayodhya (formerly Oudh) as its capital. The region passed under Gupta rule in the 4th cent. A.D.
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. The provincial area was occupied by rebels in the Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
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. After the partition of India in 1947, many Muslims migrated from the United Provinces to Pakistan. In 1950 the new state of Uttar Pradesh was formed.

United Provinces


(United Provinces of Agra and Oudh), from 1902 to 1950, a province of India composed of the historic regions of Agra and Oudh. In 1950 the United Provinces became the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Republic of India.

United Provinces


(Republic of the United Provinces), seven Netherlands provinces (Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Geld- erland, Friesland, Groningen, and Overijssel) that, as a result of the Netherlands bourgeois revolution of the 16th century, freed themselves from Spanish rule and established the first bourgeois republic in the world. The leading province of Holland gave its name to the Republic of Holland and to the country. The United Provinces existed until 1795. (SeeNETHERLANDS, THE: Historical survey.)

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Member (York, Upper Canada) of the Legislative Council of the United Provinces of Canada.
We experienced none of this because we lived in the safer part of the United Provinces.
After the Reformation, the protestant cantons supplied troops to the United Provinces of Holland, to England, Prussia and on occasions to Sweden, while the catholic cantons supplied them to Austria, the kingdoms of Sardinia, Naples, Saxony and Poland, Spain and Portugal, the Grand Duchy of Parma and the republics of Venice and Genoa.
After his ordination in 1913 they were appointed to district work in the Methodist Episcopal Church of North India, where they lived in several districts of the United Provinces doing evangelistic work in the villages.
Akbar cites, for example, that in 1909, the British Indian Councils Bill gave Muslims of the United Provinces " the same number of seats in the Imperial Council as Hindus although Muslims were only 14 per cent of the population.
Some elaboration on the impact of the Huguenot exodus of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries upon the ecclesiastical organization of French Reformed churches founded in the United Provinces of the Dutch Republic--where fewer demands were made upon Huguenot exiles who settled there--could have elicited points of comparison.
The concluding chapter proposes the Japanese adventures of Lemuel Gulliver as a strategy for attacking traditional trade rivals in the United Provinces by alluding to the hypocrisy and apostasy practiced as their calculated abjection to the Shogun.
After an adroit introduction by the editor the book begins with two chapters on England (by Ormrod and O'Brien and Hunt), followed by two chapters on France (by Bell Henneman junior and Bonney), two on Castile (by Quesada and Gelabert) and then separate chapters on the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages (by Isenmann), the Low Countries in the same period (by Blockmans), the United Provinces between 1579 and 1806 (by 't Hart), the Swiss Confederation (by Korner), the Papacy and the Papal States (by Partner), Venice (by Hocquet), the Italian States (by Capra), Poland-Lithuania (by Filipczak-Kocur), and Russia (by Hellie).
van der Woude, "Variations in the size and structure of the household in the United Provinces of the Netherlands in the seventeenth and eighteenth century," in Peter Laslett, ed.
There is nothing sacrosanct about the physical boundaries of UP, which was essentially the United Provinces of Agra and Awadh till 1947.
Some of the books which library stocks include the Gazettes of erstwhile united provinces, rare dictionaries, yearbooks, almanacs, administrative reports of Tehri administration and books on Ayurveda by Charak.
66) Between 1592 and 1599, the Geneva city council explored the possibility of awarding degrees on its own authority and attempted to persuade first France, and then the United Provinces of the Netherlands, to recognize them.

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