Pronunciation: (oot'ur pru-dāsh', -desh'), [key]
a state in N India: a former province of British India. 97,380,000; 113,409 sq. mi. (293,730 sq. km). Cap.: Lucknow. Formerly, United Provinces. Former official name, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
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