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Uttar Pradesh

[oo t-er pruh-deysh, -desh] /ˈʊt ər prəˈdeɪʃ, -ˈdɛʃ/
noun
1.
a state in N India: a former province of British India. 113,409 sq. mi. (293,730 sq. km).
Capital: Lucknow.
Formerly United Provinces.
Former official name United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
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Uttar Pradesh

/ˈʊtə ˈprɑːdɛʃ/
noun
1.
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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