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Cities in Punjab, India
City: # City: #
sirhind near or middle patiala and chandigarh2 Kotkapura1
Abohar3 Kotkapura 1
Amritsar46 Ludhiana74
Bajwa Kalan1 malout1
BARNALA5 MANDI GOBINDGARH8
batala5 manualy2
Bathinda5 Moga5
Chandigarh19 Mohali10
Delhi1 nakodar1
Faisalabad1 Nawanshahr2
Faridkot1 Panchkula1
Ferozepur2 pathankot6
gurdaspur3 patiala30
Jagraon2 Phagwara8
jaitu mandi1 SAMANA3
jalalabad(west)5 SANGRUR4
Jalandhar11 sunam2
Jalandhar City23 Tarn Taran1
Kapurthala4 Zirakpur 2
KHANNA4
Info about Punjab, India
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Introduction
Punjab is a state in northwest India, part of a larger Punjab region. Neighbouring regions are Punjab, Pakistan to the west, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest. Total area is 50,362 square kilometres (19,445 square miles). The population is 24,289,296 (2000).

The word Punjab is a combination of the words 'Punj', meaning five and 'Aab', meaning water. Punjab is a region of five rivers, the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej. In 1947, the region was partitioned between newly-independent India and Pakistan along religious lines, with the mostly Muslim western half of the region going to Pakistan and the mostly Sikh and Hindu eastern half to India. Punjab is an agricultural state, with land fertility unparalleled in the world. The largest grown crop is wheat. Other important crops are cotton, sugarcane, millet, rice (Basmati rice is known worldwide for its flavor), maize (makki ki roti and sarson da saag are the favorite foods of people in Punjab), barley and fruit. Textiles and flour milling are the major industries. Road, rail and river transportation links are extensive throughout the region.

Punjab is among the few states in India that do not have a Hindu majority. Sikhism is the main religion of the Indian Punjab, with about 65% of the population. Amritsar is the site of the Golden Temple, the main place of worship. The Jains also consider Amritsar to be an important city.

The language of the people is Punjabi on both sides of the border, although the alphabet used is different - Gurmukhi on the Indian side and Shahmukhi on Pakistani side, a modified form of Arabic. The state capital of Punjab is Chandigarh. Other major cities include Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Patiala.

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Edited by: gillfinland on 10.03.2009 navinkurian2002 on 28.07.2005

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