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Punjab is an Indian State which is known for its colorful culture and tasty food all around the world. In this space we will be discussing all the important points associated with this state in Detail so that you guys can use this information as last minute revision. This static GK will be helpful for you in Many government exams like: UPSC, State Services etc. Let’s take a look at the Vibrant Punjab today.

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Background

Earlier, Punjab State was known as Sapta Sindhu meaning the Land of seven Rivers. It was later on when the name was Changed to Punjab by the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent. Given below are some of the Key points related to the Background of Punjab: 

S.No Description Answer
1. Foundation 1st November 1966
2. Earlier Known As Sapta Sindhu
3. Ruled By Maurya, Mughals and Afghans

Museums

Given below is the list of the Museums in Punjab:

S.No. Name City
1. Sanghol Museum Sanghol
2. Sikh Ajaibghar Balongi
3. Virasat E Khalsa Anandpur Sahib
4. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum Amritsar
5. Punjab Agricultural University Museum  Ludhiana
6. The Partition Museum Amritsar
7. Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum Ludhiana
8. Punjab Rural Heritage Museum Ludhiana
9. Shaheed-E-Azam Museum Jalandhar
10 Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum  Khatkar Kalan
11. Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum Amritsar
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Punjab: Geographical Structure

Given below are some of the Key Geographical Structure of Punjab State that must be known to a Government Job aspirant as these facts are related from exam point of view:

S.No Description Summary
1. Total Area 50,362 square kilometres (19,445 sq mi)
2. Population 27,743,338
3. The rank of the state Area wise:- 20thPopulation wise:- 16th
4. Population Density 550/sq.km (1,400/sq mi)
5. State Bounded By
  • Pakistan to the West
  • Jammu and Kashmir on the north
  • Haryana and Rajasthan on the south
6. Soil & Minerals Soil

  • Alluvial Soil
  • Saline and alkaline soil
  • Desert Soil

Minerals

  • Limestone
  • Calcite
7. Major Crops
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Sugarcane
  • Cotton
  • Legume
  • orange
8. Forest Area 1837 sq. km
9. Climate Subtropical
10. Major  Flora
  • Mulberry
  • peaches
  • almonds
  • figs
  • oranges
  • apples
11. Major Fauna
  • Fox
  • squirrel
  • mongoose
  • deer

Punjab: Rivers & Lakes

Punjab was known as the Land of River because major river flows here also it is known for its beautiful Lakes and the list of the same is given below:

S.No. Rivers Lakes
1. Sutlej Sukhna Lake
2. Beas Harike Lake
3. Ravi Kanji Lake
4. Chenab Mataur Lake
5. Jhelum Ropar Wetland
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Lakes

There are three major lakes in Punjab which are given below.

S.No. Lake Located in/near
1. Sukhna Lake Chandigarh
2. Harike Lake Ferozpur
3. Kanji Lake Kapurthala

Punjab: Dams

There are lots of Popular Dams in Punjab and some of them are given below:

S.No. Dam
1. Bakhra Nangal Dam
2. Damsel Dam
3. Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam
4. Siswan Dam

Punjab: Administrative Structure

There are 5 Divisions and each division is under the administrative control of Divisional Commissioner. It has 22 Districts each under the administrative control of a District Collector. Given below is the  latest Administrative Structure of Punjab.

Description Summary
Capital Chandigarh
Administrative HQ Chandigarh
Chief Ministers Captain Amrinder Singh
Governor V.P Singh Badnore
State Animal Black Buck
State Bird Northern goshawk (Baaz)
State Flower Gladiolus
State Tree Shisham
No. of District 22
Loksabha Seats 13
Rajya Sabha Seats 7
Major Railway Station Ferozpur railway division
Ambala railway division
Official Language Punjabi

Punjab: Nick Names/Special Titles of Cities

Like every city in India, Punjab also has some cities that are popular across the world and thus have nick names because of the certain characterstics. Some of them are given below:

S.No. City Nick Name
1 Amritsar City of Golden Temple, Holy City
2 Patiala Royal City
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Punjab: Arts & Culture

Punjab is known for its colorful culture and given below is the glimse of it:

S.No Description Summary
1. Folk Dance
  1. Bhangra
  2. Karthi
  3. Jindua
  4. Dandass
  5. Sammi
  6. Giddha
  7. Jaago
  8. Kikli
  9. Luddi
  10. Malwai Giddha
  11. Jhumar
2. Traditional Music
  • Jindua
  • Soni
  • Sahiban
3.  Major Festival
  • Lohri
  • Holi
  • Teej
  • Baisakhi
4. Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Sarso ka saag
  • Makke Di Roti
5. Tribes
  1. Sikh Jats
  2. Khatri clans
  3. Arora clans
  4. Rajput clans

Punjab: Festivals

Given below is the list of all the festivals that are celebrated in Punjab:

S.No. Festival Name
1. Lohri
2. Basant Panchami
3. Hola Mohalla
4. Baisakhi
5. Guru Purbs
6. Jor Mela
7. Hariballabh Sangeet Mela

Temple, Monument or Sites

There are lots of holy places in Punjab and some of them are mentioned below:

S.No. Monument/Temple/Sites Located in
1. Golden Temple(Sri Harmandir Sahib) Amritsar
2. Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara Sahota
3. Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Anandpur Sahib
4. Dama dama Sahib Bathinda
5. Quila Mubarak (Palace) Patiala
6. Jagatjit Palace Kapurthala
7. Jallianwala Bagh(Historical Site) Amritsar
8. Wagah border Amritsar

Punjab: Economy

Punjab is known as the “The Granary of India” or “Bread Basket of India” because of its fertile lands. Given below are some of the data that will help you to understand the Economy of Punjab:

Description Summary
1. State GDP ₹6.44 lakh crore (US$90 billion))
2. Growth rate 6.0%
3. Financial Debt Rs 1.25 lakh cr.
4. GDP per capita rank 17th
5. Major Industries
  • Textile
  • Tabacco
  • Flour ash
  • Cement
  • chemicals
6 Major Imports
  • Sugar
  • Iron and steel
  • Basic metals and Alloys
7. Major exports
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Hand Tools
  • Yarn and textile
8. GDP by sectors
  • Agriculture 14.5%
  • livestock, forestry and logging 24.20%
  • real estate 46.53%

Punjab: Power Plant

Given below are some of the major Power Plants in Punjab.

S.No. Plant/Project Type/Category
1. Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bhatinda Thermal power plant
2. Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant, Ropar Thermal power plant
3. Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, Bhatinda Thermal power plant
4. Ranjit Sagar Dam Hydropower plant
5. Shanan Power House Hydropower plant
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Punjab: Stadiums

There are some of the major events that have taken place in Punjab Stadiums. Given below is the list of some of the stadiums that have witnessed the madness and enthusiasm of an sport event. 

S.No. Name City
1. Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar
2. Gandhi Sports Complex Ground Amritsar
3. Punjab Cricket Association  Stadium (Bindra Stadium) Mohali
4. International Hockey Stadium Mohali

Punjab: Airports

Given below is the Aiports in Punjab:

S.No. Airport Name   City Served   Category
1. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport   Amritsar   International
2. Bathinda Airport   Bathinda   Domestic
3. Sahnewal Airport   Ludhiana   Domestic
4. Pathankot Airport   Pathankot   Domestic
5. Patiala Airport   Patiala   Domestic

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Punjab: Education

Given below are the statistics related to the Education of Punjab:

S.No Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate 70.73%
2. Male 80.44(male)
3. Female 70.73%(female)
4. No. of School 4,138
5. Affiliation Board CBSE,ICSE, Punjab Board
6. No. of University 28
7. No. of colleges 1140

Punjab: Heritage Sites

There are many Heritage sites in Punjab and some of them are given below:

S.No Description Summary
1. Major Tourist Places Amritsar, Chandigarh
2. Major Monuments
  • Golden temple
  •  Jallianwala Bagh
3. National Parks/Wildlife sanctuaries
  • Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Harike Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary

Punjab: Wildlife Sanctuary

Given below is the  list of some of the famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Punjab:

S.No. Name City
1. Bir chahal Wildlife Sanctuary Mansa
2. Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary Patiala
3. Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary Patiala
4. Bir Mehas Wildlife Sanctuary Patiala
5. Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary Patiala
6. Bir Aishwan Wildlife Sanctuary Sangrur
7. Harike Wildlife Sanctuary Ferozepur
8. Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary Hoshiarpur
9. Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary Ferozepur
10. Jhajjar Bacholi Wildlife Sanctuary Rupnagar
11. Kathlaur-Kaushlian Wildlife Sanctuary Gurdaspur

Punjab: National Parks

Given below are some of the famous National Parks in Punjab:

S.No. Name City
1. Mohindra Chaudhary Zoological Park Chhatbir, Mohali
2. Tiger Safari Ludhiana
3. Deer Park Neelon Ludhiana
4. Deer Park Bir Moti Bagh Patiala
5. Deer Park Bir Talab Bhatinda

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