a city in and capital of Uttar Pradesh state, in N India: the British besieged it (1857) during Sepoy Rebellion. Unabridged

Uttar Pradesh

[oot-er pruh-deysh, -desh]
a state in N India: a former province of British India. 113,409 sq. mi. (293,730 sq. km). Capital: Lucknow.
Former official name United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. Unabridged
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Lucknow (ˈlʌknaʊ)
a city in N India, capital of Uttar Pradesh: capital of Oudh (1775--1856); the British residency was besieged (1857) during the Indian Mutiny. Pop: 2 207 340 (2001)

Uttar Pradesh (ˈʊtə ˈprɑːdɛʃ)
a state of N India: the most populous state; originated in 1877 with the merging of Agra and Oudh as the United Provinces; augmented by the states of Rampur, Benares, and Tehri-Garhwal in 1949; the N Himalayan region passed to the new state of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) in 2000; now consists mostly of the Upper Ganges plain; agricultural. Capital: Lucknow. Pop: 166 052 859 (2001). Area: 243 350 sq km (93 933 sq miles)

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