25 Major Facts About The State of Punjab [Land of Five Rivers]

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25 Major Facts About The State of Punjab: Punjab is the land of five rivers. It is also known as ‘wheat bowl of India’, ‘granary of India’, ‘India’s breadbasket’. Punjab is located in northern part of India. The film industry of Punjab is known as Pollywood. Here are the list of 25 major facts about the state of Punjab.

25 Major Facts About The State of Punjab

1. Punjab is a state in northern India. It was historically known as Panchanada or Pentapotamia.

2. Punjab is bordered by Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest, Chandigarh to the east, and Jammu and Kashmir to the north.

3. Punjab shares an international border with Pakistan to the west.

4. Punjab covers an area of 50,362 square kilometers.

5. Punjab is the 19th largest Indian state by area.

6. Punjab is 16th largest Indian state by population.

7. Punjabi is the official language of Punjab. It is written in the Gurumukhi script.

8. The state of Punjab was formed on November 1, 1966. November 1 is celebrated as the foundation day of Punjab.

9. Chandigarh is the state capital of Punjab. It is also the capital of Haryana.

10. The state animal of Punjab is the blackbuck.

11. The state bird of Punjab is the northern goshawk (baz).

12. The Indus river dolphin is the state aquatic animal of Punjab.

13. The Shisham is the state tree of Punjab.

14. Punjab is the only state of India where Sikhs form a majority. It has the largest population of Sikhs.

15. Punjab is also known as ‘Land of Five Rivers’. These rivers are Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab.

16. Amritsar is the largest city of Punjab. Golden Temple is located in this city.

17. Punjab has a rich agricultural tradition. It is known as the ‘Granary of India’ for its substantial contribution to the food production of India.

18. Sikhism is one of the major religions in India. It is originated in the 15th century in the historical city of Sultanpur, Lodhi in Punjab.

19. Bhangra is a lively and energetic traditional dance form of Punjab. It has gained popularity worldwide.

20. Ludhiana is an industrial hub and a major center for hosiery and garment manufacturing. It is the Manchester of India.

21. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred in 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab. It is a tragic event in Indian history.

22. Punjab is a leading producer of wheat in India so it is called the ‘wheat bowl of India’ or ‘wheat granary of India’. Punjab is also known as ‘India’s breadbasket’.

23. The Golden Temple is also known as Shri Harmandir Sahib. It is believed to be the most important pilgrimage site in Sikhism.

24. Pollywood is the film industry of Punjab. The first Punjabi film was made in 1936.

25. The Firozpur and Fazilka districts of Punjab are the largest producers of wheat and rice in Punjab.

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