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Cities in Punjab, Pakistan
City: # City: #
Attock9 Lahore566
bahawal nagar6 Layyah (Leiah)7
Bahawalpur17 Liaquat Pur7
bhalwal(sargodha)2 Mandi Bahauddin4
Bhera2 Mian Channu17
Burewala6 Mianwali5
Chakwal2 Multan39
Chichawatni1 Nankana Sahib2
d.d.khan1 Okara City10
Dera Ghazi Khan8 pattoki1
Faisalabad72 Rabwah3
Gojra7 Rahim Yar Khan13
Gujranwala33 Rawalpindi43
Gujrat17 Sahiwal8
Hafizabad8 Sargodha11
jahanian mondi dist. khanewal10 Sheikhupura5
Jauharabad6 Sialkot34
Jhelum11 talagang2
Kasur2 Tandilianwala2
Khanpur5 Wah1
Kharian3 Wazirabad4
Kot Addu2
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Punjab is the most populated and area-wise the second largest province of Pakistan. The word Punjab literally means "five rivers" ( Panj:five, Aab:river). This refers to the river Indus tributeries of Sutlej, Bias, Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab.
Punjab consists of fertile agricultural land irrigated by a network of man-made canals and river tributeries. Some of the large cities of Punjab include Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sialkot etc. Punjabis are simple, hardworking, and hospitable people. This is often exhibited in the food, music and culture of the region

History Punjab has been a very important and culturally rich province during the pre-colonial India. Due to its geographical location it attracted a lot of invasions during various times. This has resulted in a mixed culture of the Hindus, Muslims from central-Asia, Persia, and Arabia, and the Sikhs. Lahore, said to be one of the oldest cities of the world, was among the capitals of various empires and rulers, including the Mughals. Lying at the end of the silk-route it was a cultural hub and a great meeting place of people of various origins.
During the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, the province of Punjab was divided into two parts, the Eastern and Western Punjab, with the former lying in India and the later in Pakistan. This resulted in massive migration across Pujab, with the Sikhs and Hindus leaving Western Punjab and the Muslims leaving Eastern Punjab. Pujab was left bitterly divided. The various groups and factions were mislead by political and religious ambitions and due to a lack and inability of administrative control this resulted in a massacre and killings on large scale at both sides of the 'new' border.

However, recent times have proved to be much better. The Punjabis from both India and Pakistan share much in common with each other and the bitterness seems to be disappearing. The divided families are enjoying the recent good relations between the govt. of India and Pakistan and are hoping for nore freedom and interaction across the border.

Top Things to See and Do Punjab has a lot to offer. Its a land of culture and festivities. Travellers are advised to be aware of the high tempartures during the summers(may-august).
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