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Static Awareness of PUNJAB – An Insight Into The Indian States (PUNJAB)

Static Awareness of PUNJAB - An Insight Into The Indian States (PUNJAB)

Static Awareness of PUNJAB – An Insight Into The Indian States (PUNJAB)

Static Awareness of Punjab –

Punjab is situated in the northern part of India. ‘Punjab’ means “Land of 5 rivers”.

Five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. All these five rivers are tributaries of Indus River.

Capital city: Chandigarh

Chief Minister: Captain Amarinder Singh

Governor: V.P.Singh Badnore

Number of Districts: 22

Border States: Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir 

International Border: Pakistan

High Court: Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh

The specialty of State: Agricultural Products

Important National Parks in Punjab:

  • Harike Pattan Wetland and Bird Sanctuary
  • Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jhajjar Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary

Important Airports in Punjab:

  1. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport – Amritsar
  2. Ludhiana Airport – Ludhiana
  3. Pathankot Airport- Pathankot

Important Temples/Archaeological Monuments/Sites:

  • Golden Temple – Amritsar
  • Jallianwala Bagh – Amritsar
  • Wagah border – Amritsar
  • Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara – Sahota

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Nick Names of Cities:

  • Amritsar Golden City
  • Patiala Royal City

Sports Stadiums:

  • Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium(Bindra Stadium) Mohali
  • International Hockey Stadium Mohali

Folk Dances:

  1. Bhanghra Dance
  2. Giddha Dance
  3. Jhummar Dance

Important Festivals of Punjab:

  • Lohri
  • Guru Purb
  • Basant Panchami
  • Baisakhi

Rivers flowing through Punjab:

Jhelum, Chenab, Beas, Ravi, Sutlej

Important Dams:

  • Ranjit Sagar Dam Ravi River
  • Jainti Dam Soonk River
  • Siswan Dam Siswan Khad River

Important Thermal, Nuclear & Hydroelectric Power Plants:

  • Guru Nanak Dev Thermal PlantBhatinda
  • Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power PlantRopar
  • Guru Hargobind Thermal PlantBhatinda

Cabinet Ministers from Punjab:

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Bhatinda constituency

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