Presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements

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Presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements
Presidency of British India
17 July 1682–1700
Flag of Presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements
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History
History 
• Abolition of the Bengal Agency
17 July 1682
• Creation of the Bengal Presidency
1700
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bengal Agency
Bengal Presidency

The Presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements was an administrative division of British India, established by the East India Company on 17 July 1682.

History[edit]

In 1658 all the settlements in Bengal and on the Coromandel coast were made subordinate to Fort St George.[1] The presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements, named after the Coromandel Coast and Bengal, was established by the company for the administration of Bengal following the abolition of the Bengal Agency.[citation needed]

Between 1694 and 1698 the administration of the territories of the presidency was subordinated to Madras (Presidency of Fort St. George). Then again the authority of the presidency of Coromandel and Bengal Settlements was reestablished until the creation of the Bengal Presidency in 1700.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "India" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 14 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 406.
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office, Imperial Gazetteer of India, London, Trübner & co., 1885

Coordinates: 24°00′N 88°00′E / 24.000°N 88.000°E / 24.000; 88.000