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  Punjab region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A historical region of the northwest Indian sub-continent bounded by the Indus and Yamuna rivers.
Punjabi is spoken by (approx) 90% of population in Pakistani Punjab and 92.2% in Indian Punjab [1].
The agricultural output of the Punjab region in Pakistan contributes significantly to Pakistan's GDP.
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 Punjab - Encyclopedia.com
Punjab [Pers.,=five rivers], historic region in the NW of the Indian subcontinent.
The region, situated athwart the main approaches to the Indian subcontinent, formed one of the centers of the prehistoric Indus valley civilization, and after c.1500 BC it was the site of the earliest Aryan settlements.
Punjab is governed by a chief minister and cabinet responsible to a bicameral legislature with one elected house and by a governor appointed by the president of India.
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 PUNJAB
The extreme NE part of the Punjab region lies in the Himalayan foothills, but most of the territory is a level plain sloping from an elevation of about 490 m (about 1600 ft) in the N to less than 61 m (200 ft) in the extreme SW.
Under the terms of the Indian Independence Act of 1947, the Punjab was divided into the East Punjab province of the Union of India and the West Punjab province of Pakistan.
The Pakistani portion of the Punjab region was amalgamated in 1955 into the province of West Pakistan; in 1970 it was reconstituted as Punjab province.
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 Punjab (historical region) - MSN Encarta
Punjab (historical region) (Hindi, “five rivers”), historical region, north-western portion of the subcontinent of India, now divided into the province of Punjab in Pakistan and the states of Punjab and Haryana in India.
The extreme north-eastern part of the Punjab region lies in the Himalayan foothills, but most of the territory is a level plain sloping from an elevation of about 490 m (1,600 ft) in the north to less than 61 m (200 ft) in the extreme south-west.
The region's name is derived from the five great rivers that traverse it: the Indus and its tributaries, and the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, and the Sutlej.
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 Punjab the Historic Region
Punjab (historic region), historical region in the northwestern part of the subcontinent of India.
The Salt Hills border the Punjab on the north, and to the northeast lie the Siwâlik foothills of the Himalayas.
The Pakistani portion of the Punjab region was merged in 1955 into the province of West Pakistan, and in 1970 it was reconstituted as Punjab province.
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Punjab is bounded on the west by Pakistan, on the north by Jammu and Kashmir, on the north east by Himachal Pradesh and on the south by Haryana and Rajasthan.
Punjab was constituted a separate province of India in 1937.
Punjab's contribution is highest in the procurement of food grains for the central pool.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Historical regions of Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The historical regions of Pakistan are former states, provinces and territories which mainly existed between 1947 and 1975 when the current provinces and territories were finally established.
Makran is the southern region of Balochistan, in Iran and Pakistan along the coast of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
Neighbouring regions are: Afghanistan to the west with the border marked by the Durand Line, North-West Frontier to the north, Punjab to the...
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cholistan Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A region lying in ditrict Sargodha and in district Jhang in Punjab.
Kallar Kahar is a subdivision of Chakwal District in Punjab, Pakistan.
Chhachh is a geographical region in the northern section of Attock, a district of Punjab, Pakistan, and south-west Hazara.
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 Punjab - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Punjabi is spoken by (approx) 90% of population in Pakistani Punjab and 65% in Indian Punjab.
The region came under British rule when the East India Company annexed the Punjab on March 29, 1849, and was made a province of British India, with Lahore as its capital.
Chandigarh was due to transfer to Punjab alone in 1986, but the transfer has been delayed while agreement is reached on the districts of Punjab that should be transferred to Haryana in exchange.
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 Punjab (Pakistan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punjab is Pakistan's second largest province at 205,344 km² (79,284 square miles) and is located at the northwestern edge of the geologic Indian plate in South Asia.
Punjab is one of the most industrialized provinces of Pakistan; its manufacturing industries produce textiles, sports goods, machinery, electrical appliances, surgical instruments, metals, bicycles and rickshaws, floor coverings, and processed foods.
The crafts in the Punjab are of two types: the crafts produced in the rural areas and the royal crafts that flourished in the urban centres particularly in Lahore.
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 Punjab
Historically, the area west of Punjab was under the sphere of influence of the Persians; to the east was the heartland of the Indian civilization.
This ethnic and religious diversity is reflected in the cultural mosaic of today’s Punjab.
The historical area of Punjab was defined to the east from the basin of the river Bias (including Delhi) to the basin of River Indus in the west.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/middle_east/punjab.html   (871 words)

  
 Punjab region Summary
The capital city of the Pakistani Punjab, and the pre-Partition Punjab is Lahore.
The Vedic and Epic period of the Punjab was socially and culturally very prolific as during this glorious period, the people accelerated in the fields of philosophy and culture.
The agricultural output of the Punjab region in Pakistan contributes significantly to Pakistan's GDP.
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 ShaikhSiddiqui Punjab
The predominant population of Punjab, and the rest of Pakistan, converted to Islam but there were significant non-Muslim populations including Hindus and later Sikhs.
Punjab is Pakistan's second largest province at 205,344 km² (79,284 square miles) and is located at the northwestern edge of the geologic plate in South Asia.
Punjab is one of the most industrialized provinces of Pakistan; its manufacturing industries produce textiles, sports goods, machinery, electrical appliances, surgical instruments, metals, bicycles and rickshas, floor coverings, and processed foods.
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 INDIAN TRAVEL PORTAL
Punjab, a region in Northern India and the east side of Pakistan, has a long history and rich cultural heritage.
Punjab is the land where spiritual aspirations arose.
The Vedic and Epic period of the Punjab was socially and culturally very prolific as during this glorious period, the people accelerated in the fields of philosophy and culture.
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 Punjab
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.
Punjab is a region of five rivers, the Setluj, Bias, Ravi, Chenab & Jehlam.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Punjab region
The populations of the region are similarly divided as 86,084,000 (2005) in West Punjab (Pakistan) and 24,289,296 (2000) in the Present-day State of (East) Punjab(India).
The Vedic and Epic period was socially and culturally prolific in the Punjab.
The Sikhs and Khatris (the dominant groups of Punjab) were co-operative to the Marathas for having successfully removed the Muslims from their land and signed formal treaties of friendship.
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 India and Pakistan: Agriculture in Kashmir and Surrounding Regions
In nearby Kashmir, Punjab region's main crops are sugarcane, foodgrains, rice, pulses, and rapeseed.
If a conflict erupted, Punjab would be a likely route for troop movement, given the region’s more accessible transportation infrastructure and direct route to the capital cities of Islamabad and Delhi.
GIS analysis of the region reveals that in Pakistan, 15 percent of the total cotton production is from districts within 50 miles of the Indian border.
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 Furniture prices & reviews
Punjab is the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations on our planet — the Indus Valley Civilization, which reigned here more than 4000 years ago.
The unique and isolated region of Swat is on the northwest frontier of the Indian Subcontinent, neighboring the mountainous tribal areas of Afghanistan, China, and Central Asia.
Artisans from the region of Punjab hold world acclaim for the outstanding workmanship of their hand-carved wooden furniture and decor.
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 Punjab, Punjab Heritage Culture, Bhakra Dam, Holiest Shrine of Sikhism,Ludhiana, Amritsar, Punjabi, Golden Temple, Sikh ...
Punjab is an extremely industrious and understands the dignity of labour, making this one of the most prosperous States in India.
The resultant affluence is delightfully evident in the Punjab villages - neat roads, brick and mortar ('pucca') houses with TV aerials stuck atop their roofs and Maruti cars parked next to the tractors.
To the Hindus and Sikhs, Amritsar is synonymous with the holiest shrine of Sikhism, the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple.
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 Punjab News and Information - General Information, Property, Corporate News, Punjab Information Directory, Punjab News ...
Punjab (India) borders Punjab (Pakistan) to the west, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, Chandigarh to the southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest.
Punjab (India) historically forms a part of the larger Punjab region, which also includes the province of Punjab (Pakistan), the Indian states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Punjab is considered to have the best infrastructure in India, this includes road, rail, air and river transport links that are extensive throughout the region.
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 South Asia: Punjab
The northern boundary of the Punjab is formed by the foothills of the Himalayas (the Pir Panjal range in Pakistan and the Shivalik Hills in India).
The region's five rivers--Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej--join the Indus River at the southern extent of the region.
The northwest sections became the state of Punjab, the southeast area became the state of Haryana, and the hilly regions in the northeast went to the state of Himchal Pradesh.
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 Articles
The extreme NE part of the Punjab region lies in the Himalayan foothills, but most of the territory is a level plain sloping from an elevation of about 490 m (about 1600 ft) in the N to less than 61 m (200 ft) in the extreme SW.
The Pakistani portion of the Punjab region was amalgamated in 1955 into the province of West Pakistan; in 1970 it was reconstituted as Punjab province.
PUNJAB, state, NW India, bordered on the N by Jammu and Kashmir State and Himachal Pradesh State, on the E by Uttar Pradesh State, on the S by Haryana State, on the S and SW by Rajasthan State, and on the W by Pakistan.
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 Against Communalising History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The peculiar geographical position of the Punjab made it a zone of interaction among a number of peoples in ancient and medieval times, and nurtured several mystic movements which were conducive to the growth of a composite culture, so prominently reflected in the teachings of Jagatguru Nanak who stood for an egalitarian society.
The Sarasvati is identified with Ghaggar in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and with Hakra in Pakistan beyond the Indian frontier and the Hakra-Ghaggar is a tributary of the Indus.
Religious history of India or any of its regions like the Punjab can be most meaningfully and fruitfully studied within the framework of the historical process of social change and its material underpinnings and not within the paradigm of rigid religious dichotomies which are most certainly detrimental to the integrity of the nation.
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 Punjab. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A historical region of the northwest Indian subcontinent bounded by the Indus and Yamuna rivers.
The Moguls brought the region to cultural eminence until their empire declined in the 18th century.
Punjab, a region of the northwest Indian subcontinent bounded by the Indus River in the west and the Yamuna in the east, comes through Hindi from Persian panj-
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 Travel Agents in Punjab India, Punjab Travel Agents, Tour Operators in Punjab, Indian Travel Agents, Travelling in ...
Punjab a region covering a part of Eastern Pakistan and Northern India, and bordered by 5 rivers, has a long history and strong cultural heritage.
Finally, the Punjab was split between Pakistan and India at the end of British rule in 1947.
Chandigarh, the capital of the Punjab state, is near the foothills of the Himalayas.
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 Punjab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punjab region, an area of South Asia shared by India and Pakistan
Punjab lasso, [Ref: http://www.ihues.com ] a weapon made of cat gut used to strangle people, mentioned in Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera
Specific Punjab institutions (for example, Punjab Assembly) are disambiguated separately.
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