Punjab State – The Land of Five Rivers

Punjab

About Punjab State

Punjab State is one among the 29 states of India which is located in the Northern Region and is bordered with Jammu and Kashmir which is located on the north, Himachal Pradesh which is located on the east, Haryana which is located on the south east, Rajasthan which is located on the south west and Punjab Pakistani Province which is located on the west. The capital city is the Chandigarh and Ludhiana is the largest city.

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Punjab Population

The Population of the state is about 27,704,236 which is the 16th largest state in Indian population and the districts are covering with an area of 50,362 square kilometres (or) 19,445 square miles, which comes 20th on the area basis.

PB Language

The official and native language of PB state is “Punjabi” (ਪੰਜਾਬ) which is the widely spoken languages in the state.

Punjab State
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Formation of PB State

PB state came into existence on 01st Nov of 1966. The High Court of Punjab is the apex judicial body in the state.

Indian State of PB Symbols

The following are the symbols of the State:

Emblem Lion Capital of Ashoka with Wheat stem (above) and Crossed Swords (below)
Language Punjabi
Dance Bhangra, Giddha
Animal Black buck
Bird Baaz (Accipiter gentilis)

Holiday Destinations Designated by PB Tourism and Culture

  • In PB there are many historic palaces, sites of battle and the famous PB Sikh architecture with the surrounding region.
  • In Amritsar there is a famous temple namely “The Golden Temple” which is the best tourist destination in the state.
  • The state culture has various features of music like “Banjara” which is an extensive religious and non religious tradition of dance.
PB State
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PB Districts

PB wiki illustrates that Chandigarh is the capital of this northern state and Ludhiana is the largest city. The Punjab map consists of 22 districts and the following are the districts of State:

Amritsar
Barnala
Bathinda
Faridkot
Fatehgarh Sahib
Firozpur
Fazilka
Gurdaspur
Hoshiarpur
Jalandhar
Kapurthala
Ludhiana
Mansa
Moga
Sri Muktsar Sahib
Pathankot
Patiala
Rupnagar
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Sangrur
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar
Taran Taran
PB Rivers

The following are the few Rivers of the state which flows through the PB state:

  • Sutlej River
  • Beas River
  • Ravi River
  • Chanab River
  • JhelumRiver
  • Panjnab River
  • Soan River
  • Indira Gandhi Canal
  • Kali Bein River
  • Haro River
  • Chakki River
  • Bunhar River
  • Korang River
  • Nala Palkhu River
  • Tangri River

Important details of PB State