Punjab region

geographic region divided between Pakistan and India

Punjab is a region in northern South Asia. It is divided by the Radcliffe Line: The western part is in the eastern part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; the eastern part is in the northwestern part of the Republic of India. It is in a plain, with the River Indus flowing through the western part. The soil is very fertile. It lives from agriculture. Main religions in the region are Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Today Panjab region is divided in 8 parts: Panjab (Pakistan), Islamabad Capital Territory (Pakistan), Panjab (India),Haryana (India), Himachal Pradesh (India), Delhi Capital Territory (India), Chandigarh (India).

Map of the Punjab region in Indian subcontinent
ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਰਾਜ
CapitalLahore and Chandigarh
Official languagesPanjabi, Persian Hindi, Urdu
Recognised national languagesPanjabi
Ethnic groups
Panjabi (90%)
• Total
567.878 km2 (219.259 sq mi)

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