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Districts of British India

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Districts of British India

Colonial India
British Indian Empire
Imperial entities of India
Dutch India 1605–1825
Danish India 1620–1869
French India 1769–1954
Portuguese India
Casa da Índia 1434–1833
Portuguese East India Company 1628–1633
British India
East India Company 1612–1757
Company rule in India 1757–1858
British Raj 1858–1947
British rule in Burma 1824–1948
Princely states 1721–1949
Partition of India

The Districts of British India were administrative units of the Government of the British Raj or Indian Empire. Districts were generally subdivisions of the provinces and divisions of British India[1]


  • History 1
    • Historical districts 1.1
      • Districts in the Madras Presidency 1.1.1
      • Districts in the Bengal Presidency 1.1.2
      • Districts in the Bombay Presidency 1.1.3
      • Other districts 1.1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Districts were established as subdivisions of the provinces and divisions of British India that were under one of the three Presidencies. [2]

Most of the districts that were created during the British Raj became Districts of India after the independence of India.

Historical districts

The following list includes only districts of British India that became extinguished or that saw major changes in their history:

Districts in the Madras Presidency

Districts in the Bengal Presidency

Districts in the Bombay Presidency

Other districts

See also


  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India. Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1907-1909
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, vol. V, 1908

External links

  • Pamphlets issued by the India office and by other British and Indian governmental agencies, relating to the government of India, and to various political, economic, and social questions concerning it and Burma
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