Information about Punjab

State Information
ISO Code PB
Vehicle Code PB
Capital Chandigarh
Largest City Ludhiana
Formation Date Nov 1, 1966 (50 years ago)
Population 27,743,338
Area 50,362 km2
Official Languages Punjabi
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Punjab
Name in State Language ਪੰਜਾਬ (Punjabi)
Meaning of the name Land of five rivers
Additional Information A combination of the Persian words punj ("five") and ab ("water"). The five rivers are the Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum.
Information about Chief Minister of Punjab
Name of the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister since Mar 16, 2017 (7 months ago)
Party Name Indian National Congress
Information about Governor of Punjab
Name of the Governor V. P. Singh Badnore
Governor since Aug 22, 2016 (1 year ago)