• What changes have taken place in your province?

Can anyone tell me what "have taken" means in this sentence?

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You are parsing the sentence wrongly. To "take place" means to happen or occur. It is a 'phrase of place'.

As Collins Dictionary says,

When something takes place, it happens, especially in a controlled or organized way

Its examples make the meaning clear:

The discussion took place in a famous villa on the lake's shore.
She wanted Hugh's wedding to take place quickly.
Elections will now take place on November the twenty-fifth.

So your sentence asks,

'What changes have occurred in your province?'

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