Punjab, Pakistan

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Punjab (Punjabi: پنجاب‬: Aboot this soondPunjab.ogg ) is the maist populous province o Pakistan, wi approximately 56% o the kintra's tot population.[1] Formin maist o the Punjab region, the province is bordered bi Kashmir (Azad Kashmir, Pakistan an Jammu an Kashmir, Indie) tae the north-east, the Indian states o Punjab an Rajasthan tae the east, the Pakistani province o Sindh tae the sooth, the province o Balochistan tae the soothwast, the province o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tae the wast, an the Islamabad Caipital Territory tae the north. The Punjab is hame tae the Punjabis an various ither groups. The main leids are Punjabi an Saraiki[2] an the dialects o Mewati an Potowari. The name Punjab derives frae the Persian wirds Panj (پنج‬) (Five), an Āb (آب‬) (Water), i.e. (the) Five Waters - referrin tae five tributaries o the Indus River frae which is an aa the oreegin o the name o "India" - thir bein Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas an Sutlej, that flow throu the lairger Punjab.

Punjab is the maist developed, maist populous, an maist prosperous province o Pakistan.[3][4] Lahore haes tradeetionally been the caipital o Punjab for a thoosan years; it is Punjab's main cultural, historical, admeenistrative an economic center.[5] Historically, the Punjab region haes been the gateway tae the Indian subcontinent for invaders who came frae Greece, Central Asie, Iran an Afghanistan.[6] Due tae its stategic location, it haes been pairt o various empires an dynasties throughoot history, includin the Indus Valley Civilization, Aryans, Kushans, Scythians, Greeks, Persians, Arabs, Turks, Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals, Afghans, Sikhs an the Breetish.

The Greeks referred tae Punjab as Pentapotamie, an inland delta o five convergin rivers.[6] In Avesta, the saucrit text o Zoroastrians, the Punjab region is associatit wi the auncient hapta həndu or Sapta Sindhu, the Land o Seiven Rivers.[7] The Breetish uised tae caw Punjab "Oor Proushie."

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are 36 destricts in Punjab, Pakistan.[8]

Template:Districts of Punjab

Major ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leet o major ceeties in Punjab
Rank Ceety Destrict Population



1 Lahore Lahore 7,129,609
2 Faisalabad Faisalabad 2,880,675
3 Rawalpindi Rawalpindi 1,991,656
4 Multan Multan 1,606,481
5 Gujranwala Gujranwala 1,569,090
6 Sargodha Sargodha 600,501
7 Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 543,929
8 Sialkot Sialkot 510,863
9 Sheikhupura Sheikhupura 426,980
10 Jhang Jhang 372,645
Source: Warld Gazetteer 2010[9]
This is a leet o each ceety's urban populations an daes no indicate tot destrict populations

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Government of the Punjab".
  2. The Languages of Pakistan
  3. The Growing Threat In Pakistan’s Punjab
  4. http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&pagename=Zone-English-News/NWELayout&cid=1239889006387
  5. Lahore Cantonment
  6. a b WHKMLA : History of West Punjab
  7. Tajikam Portal - The Lands of the Avesta
  8. "Government of Punjab - Districts".
  9. "Pakistan: Largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived frae the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 10 Februar 2011.

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