28 Facts About Punjab States Agency

1. Punjab States Agency has the world's first museum based on the Indian Partition of 1947, in Amritsar, called the Partition Museum.

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2. Punjab States Agency has witnessed a growth in FM radio channels, mainly in the cities of Jalandhar, Patiala and Amritsar, which has become hugely popular.

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3. Punjab States Agency has 23 universities, of which 10 are private, 9 are state, 1 is central and 3 are deemed universities.

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4. Punjab States Agency has the largest population of Sikhs in India and is the only state where Sikhs form a majority with approximately 57.69 of the state population practicing Sikhism.

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5. All the cities and towns of Punjab States Agency are connected by four-lane national highways.

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6. Indian Punjab States Agency is called the "Granary of India" or "India's bread-basket".

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7. Punjab States Agency is one of the most fertile regions in India.

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8. Punjab States Agency has 22 districts which are geographically classified into Majha, Malwa, Doaba and Poadh regions.

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9. Punjab States Agency was under President's rule for 5 continuous years from 1987 to 1992.

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10. In terms of the absolute number of days, Punjab States Agency was under President's rule for 3510 days, which is about 10 years.

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11. Capital of Punjab States Agency is Chandigarh, which serves as the capital of Haryana and is thus administered separately as a Union Territory of India.

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12. The state of Punjab States Agency is divided into five administrative divisions and twenty-two districts.

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13. Punjab States Agency is governed through a parliamentary system of representative democracy.

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14. The state of Punjab States Agency has large wetland areas, bird sanctuaries that house numerous species of birds, and many zoological parks.

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15. Punjab States Agency receives rainfall from the monsoon current of the Bay of Bengal.

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16. Punjab States Agency is bounded by Pakistan on the west, Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Himachal Pradesh on the northeast and Haryana and Rajasthan on the south.

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17. Punjab States Agency is in northwestern India and has a total area of 50,362 square kilometres.

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18. Punjab States Agency has the largest number of steel rolling mill plants in India, which are in "Steel Town"—Mandi Gobindgarh in the Fatehgarh Sahib district.

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19. Punjab States Agency is primarily agriculture-based due to the presence of abundant water sources and fertile soils.

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20. The Punjab States Agency was home to the Gupta Empire, the empire of the Alchon Huns, the empire of Harsha, and the Mongol Empire.

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21. Punjab States Agency enjoys better health conditions than most states in India.

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22. Punjab States Agency is well served by the Northern Railway—part of the national railway system.

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23. Punjab States Agency has one of the best-developed road networks in the country.

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24. Punjab States Agency's services sector includes trade, transportation and storage, financial services, real estate, public administration, and other services.

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25. Punjab States Agency produces an important portion of India's food grain and contributes a major share of the wheat and rice stock held by the Central Pool.

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26. Punjab States Agency has an inland subtropical location, and its climate is continental, being semiarid to subhumid.

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27. Punjab States Agency was established in 1933 out of the previous Punjab Native States, which had received advice from the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab Province, and the Simla Hill States, advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Simla district.

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28. Punjab States Agency was a political office of the British Indian Empire.

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