Monday, 12 March 2012

Punjab General Knowledge Questions Answers - GK of Punjab


GK Questions of Punjab - General Knowledge of Punjab 2014
Punjab is also called as The Food basket and Granary of India
Punjab was known as Panchanad during Mahabharata times.
Geographical area of Punjab
50,362 sq. km
Average elevation of Punjab is 300 m from the sea level.
Punjab extends from the latitudes 29.30° North to 32.32° North and longitudes 73.55° East to 76.50° East
Capital of Punjab is Chandigarh
Provisional Census Data 2011 Punjab
Total Population of Punjab in Census 2011 - 27,704,236
Male Population of Punjab in Census 2011 - 14,634,819
Female Population of Punjab in Census 2011 - 13,069,417

Sex Ratio Punjab - 893
Punjab Population Density (per sq km) - 550

Punjab Decadal Growth Rate - 13.73%

Punjab Literacy Rate - 76.68%

Punjab Male Literacy Rate - 81.48%

Punjab Female Literacy Rate - 71.34%

The state of Punjab has 22 districts which comprise of sub-divisions, tehsils & blocks.
Punjab has 22 districts:
  • Amritsar
  • Bathinda
  • Barnala
  • Faridkot
  • Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Ferozepur
  • Gurdaspur
  • Hoshiarpur
  • Jalandhar
  • Kapurthala
  • Ludhiana
  • Mansa
  • Moga
  • Muktsar
  • Mohali
  • Nawanshahr
  • Patiala
  • Rup Nagar
  • Tarn Taran
  • Sangrur
  • Pathankot
  • Fazilka

The area of Punjab can be divided into three regions:
Malwa Region
This is a region of Punjab comprise of 11 districts Cities such as Ludhiana, Patiala, Bhatinda and Mohali. Some parts of this region lie in Haryana
Majha Region
This region consists of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran. It lies between two of the five great rivers of the Punjab: the Ravi and the Sutlej.
Doaba Region
This region of Punjab State is surrounded by the rivers Beas and Sutlej. The name "Doaba" literally translates to "land of two rivers" ("Do" two, "Ab" river; Punjabi). It is one of the most fertile regions of the world, and was the centre of the Green Revolution in India. To this day, it remains one of the largest per capita producers of wheat in the world. The biggest cities in Doaba are Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Adampur, Nawansher and Phagwara.
Climate of Punjab
Areas like Adampur and Amritsar experiences temperature of -1 degrees in winters. In summers the temperature crosses the 40 degree mark. Annual temperatures in Punjab range from −2 to 40 °C (min/max), but can reach 47 °C (117 °F) in summer and −4 °C in winter



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