Punjab States Agency

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Punjab States Agency
British Residency
1930–1947

Coat of arms of Punjab States Agency

Coat of arms
Location of Punjab States Agency
Map of the British Punjab in 1909.
Historical era New Imperialism
 •  Established 1930
 •  British withdrawal from India 1947

The Punjab States Agency was a political office of the British Indian Empire. The agency was created in the 1930s, on the model of the Central India Agency and Rajputana Agency. It dealt with forty princely states in northwest India. formerly dealt with by the British province of the Punjab province. The Punjab Hill States agency was created from it in 1936.

After 1947, most of the states agreed to join the Union of India. The rest joined the Dominion of Pakistan.