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Interesting facts and information about indian state Punjab

Punjab is an Indian state located in the northwest of India. Punjab is the home of Sikh Religion. 60% of its population is Sikh.
  • Punjab is also called land of five rivers. Five rivers are Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum.
  • The main crops of Punjab are Wheat, Rice, and sugarcane. Punjab is the main producer of wheat in India. It is also called ‘India's bread-basket’.
  • It is also famous for its folk music and dance. Bhangra, Giddha, Dhola are some famous dances of Punjab.

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CapitalChandigarh
Founded on1966-11-01
Population27,704,236 ()
Punjab Map
Area50,362 Sq. Km.(Rank 19th)
LanguagesPunjabi (10th most spoken language of world), Hindi
Neighbor Indian States Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir
Districts22 (Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Firozpur, Fazilka, Fatehgarh Sahib (Sirhind-Fategarh), Faridkot, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Ajitgarh, Muktsar, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sangrur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr), Tarn Taran)
SymbolsAnimal: Blackbuck , Bird: Northern Goshawk,Tree: Sheesham
Major CitiesLudhiana, Moga, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Amritsar, Patiala, Ajitgarh, Bathinda.
Major RiversBeas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum
Major MountainsHimalaya
FestivalsLohri, Basant, Baisakhi,Teej,
Major Tourist PlacesGolden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh,Sheesh Mahal, Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib, Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib, Wagah Border

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