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Punjab is situated in the north-western part of the country, the State of Punjab has an area of 50,362 sq km, which is 1.53% of the geographical area of the country. The States lies between 29°33'N to 32°32'N latitude and 73°53'E to 76°56' E longitude. On the western side, Punjab has international border with Pakistan. The State shares border with Jammu & Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the east and Haryana & Rajasthan on the south. Major part of the State is comprised of fertile alluvial plains and along the north eastern part of the state bordering Himachal Pradesh runs the belt of low Shivalik hills. The State is drained by two main rivers, Satluj and Beas. The State has 22 districts.

Land Utilization in Punjab, 2017-18 (P)

Source: Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 2018

Land Forms of Punjab

Source: Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab


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