At the turn of the 20th century,
British India consisted of eight provinces that
were administered either by a Governor or a Lieutenant-Governor.
During the partition of
Bengal (1905–1912), a new Lieutenant-Governor's
and province of Eastern Bengal existed. In 1912, the partition
was partially reversed, with the eastern and western halves of Assam Bengal re-united and the re-established; a new Lieutenant-Governor's
province of Assam and Orissa was also created. province of Bihar
The list of provinces. (
does not include
those of the dependent Native States). but
5. United Provinces.
. Central Provinces
In addition, there were a few minor provinces that were administered by a Chief Commissioner:
North-West Frontier Province.