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Punjab at a Glance

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Established 01. 11. 1966
Area 50,362 sq km
Capital Chandigarh
Largest city Ludhiana
Legislature (seats) Punjab Legislative Assembly (117)
Governor V P Singh Badnore
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (INC)
Official language Punjabi
Population 24,289,296 (2001 Census)
Literacy 69.7%; Male: 75.23%, Female:63.36%.
Sex ratio 876 females per 1000 males
Major Cities Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Mohali, Bathinda.
Summer Season mid April to the end of June (upto 47 °C)
Rainy Season July to end of September
Winter Season early December to the end of February (–4 °C)
Annual Rainfall Annual ranges between 960 mm sub-mountain region and 460 mm in the plains
Wildlife cobra, sangehur, smooth-coated otter, hog deer, wild boar, flying fox, wildcat, squirrel, fruitbat, and mongoose
Major Companies Ranbaxy, Hero Group, Avon Cycles, Gujarat Ambuja, Trident Group, Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala), Sonalika, M & M, Godrej, Phillips, Oswal Woolen Mills, HCL, Nestle, Smithkline Beecham, ICI, Quark, Dell, IDS Infotech, etc.
Airports Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Sahnewal Airport, Pathankot Airport Patiala Airport and Chandigarh Airport.
Government punjabgovt.nic.in
Tourism www.punjabtourism.gov.in
Districts (20) Amritsar, Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Mohali, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Patiala, Rup Nagar, Tarn Taran, Sangrur