East Punjab

former state of India

East Punjab was a region of India. It was separated from West Punjab, which became a part of Pakistan by the Radcliffe Line after India was divided in 1947. It existed between 1947-1966 and it comprised the present-day states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Doab (India), itself re-named as Indian Punjab. It had an area of 150,037 km2 and today it would have had an combined population of 59,913,826 (2011 est).

Province of East Punjab (1947-1950)
State of Punjab (1950-1966)
Former State of India
1947–1966
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The Punjab state in India from 1956 to 1966
CapitalShimla (1947–1953)[1]
Chandigarh (1953–1966)[1]
History
History 
• Established
1947
• Disestablished
1966
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Punjab Province (British India)
Chandigarh, India
Haryana, India
Himachal Pradesh, India
Punjab, India
Today part ofChandigarh
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shimla Then & Now". Indus Publishing. 1 January 1996 – via Google Books.