Punjab, Indie

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Map of Punjab
Map of Punjab
Official seal of Punjab
Land o Five Rivers
Location o Punjab in Indie
Location o Punjab in Indie
Clockwise frae top: Harmandir Sahib, Quila Mubarak, Gandhi Bhavan, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh Memorial
Clockwise frae top: Harmandir Sahib, Quila Mubarak, Gandhi Bhavan, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh Memorial
Coordinates (chandigarh): 30°47′N 76°47′E / 30.79°N 76.78°E / 30.79; 76.78
Kintra Indie
Lairgest ceetyAmritsar
 • GovrenorShivraj Patil[1]
 • Chief MeenisterParkash Singh Badal (SAD)
 • LegislaturUnicameral (117 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituency13
 • Heich CourtPunjab an Haryana Heich Court
 • Total50362 km2 (19,445 sq mi)
Area rank19t
 • Total27,704,236
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-PB
HDIIncrease 0.679 (medium)
HDI rank9th (2005)
Offeecial leidsPunjabi

Punjab (pronounced /pənˈdʒɑːb/ (deprecatit template); Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬ (Gurmukhi)) is a state in the northwast o the Republic o Indie, formin pairt o the lairger Punjab region. The state is bordered bi the Indie states o Himachal Pradesh tae the east, Haryana tae the sooth an sootheast an Rajasthan tae the soothwast as well as the Pakistani province o Punjab tae the wast, it is an aa bundit tae the north bi Jammu an Kashmir. The state caipital is Chandigarh. Major ceeties o Punjab includes Mohali, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda, Patiala an Jalandhar.

Efter the pairtition o Indie in 1947, the Punjab province o Breetish Indie wis dividit atween Indie an Pakistan. The Indie Punjab wis dividit in 1966 wi the formation o the new states o Haryana an Himachal Pradesh as well as the current state o Punjab. Punjab is the anerlie state in Indie wi a majority Sikh population.[3]

Agricultur is the lairgest industry in Punjab; it is the lairgest single provider o wheat tae Indie. Other major industries include the manufacturin o scientific instruments, watter meter, electrical guids, financial services, machine tuils, textiles, sewing machines, sports guids, starch, tourism, fertilisers, bicycles, garments, an the processin o pine ile an succar. Punjab an aa haes the lairgest number o steel rolling mill plants in Indie which are locatit in steel toun Mandi Gobindgarh, destrict Fatehgarh Sahib.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird Punjab is a combination o the Persian wirds پنج panj (five) and آب āb (water), an thus the (land o) five rivers. The name is an aa sometimes spelled as Panjab or Punjaab.

Regions an destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Destricts o Punjab alang wi their heidquarters

The aurie o Punjab can be dividit intae:

  • Malwa is a region o Punjab sooth tae river satluj. The Malwa aurie makes up majority o the Punjab region consistin 11 destricts. Ceeties such as Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Bhatinda an Mohali locatit in the Malwa region. Malwa is an aa famous for cotton fermin.
  • Majha is a historical region o the Indie Punjab comprisin the modren destricts o Amritsar, Pathankot, Gurdaspur an Tarn Taran. It lies atween rivers Ravi, Beas an the Sutlej. This region is cried hertland o punjab, it is an aa celebratit as being the 'Cradle o Sikhism'.
  • Doaba is the region o Indie Punjab atween the rivers Beas and Sutlej. The name "Doaba" literally translates to "land between two rivers" ("Do" two, "Ab" river; Punjabi). It is ane o the maist fertile regions o the warld, an wis the centre o the Green Revolution in Indie. Tae this day, it remains ane o the lairgest per caipita producers o wheat in the warld. The biggest ceeties in Doaba are Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr an Kapurthala.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The state o Punjab haes 22 destricts which comprise o sub-divesions, tehsils an blocks.

The state caipital o Punjab is Chandigarh. There are 14 ceeties an 157 touns in Punjab. Punjab haes some vera valuable historical, colourful great ceeties. The major ceeties in Punjab are Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Mohali, Bathinda, Phagwara. The State o Punjab in wastren Indie is ane o the maist fertile regions o the earth. The ceeties hae rich cultur o self dependence, sel reliance an haurd wirk.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Narayanan appointed as WB Governor, Patil gets Punjab Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine, Hindustan Times, January 16, 2010
  2. Census of India, 2011. Census Data Online, Population.
  3. "Adherents.com: Sikhs". Archived frae the original on 28 Februar 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2011.

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