Friday, 11 October 2013

Demographics of Punjab


Area: 50,362 sq Km
Capital: Chandigarh
Language: Punjabi
Districts: 17
Population : 20,281,969
Males : 10,695,136
Females :  9,495,659
Literacy : 57.14%

Punjab is in Northern India and east side of Pakistan. It has a long history and rich cultural heritage.

Punjab is said to have derived its name from the five rivers that flow through it. The Indus, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers. Pung means five and aab means water so Punjab means five waters.
The people of Punjab are called Punjabis and speak the language called Punjabi.


Places of Interest in Punjab

Amritsar-Sacred city of the Sikhs, The Golden Temple, Gardens, Fort, Museums. 

Taran Taran-Sikh Shrine. 

Dera Baba Nanak/Govindwal/Kiratpur-Sikh pilgrim center. 

Pathankot-Gateway to Jammu and Kashmir and the Valleys of Himachal. 

Patiala- Palace and Museum, National Institute of Sports. 

Major Towns- Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar. 

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