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Punjab State Profile
Punjab - Profile and factoids
India’s Northern state Punjab borders the Pakistani province of Punjab to the West, Jammu and Kashmir to the North, and Himachal Pradesh to the North East, Haryana to the South and Southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest.

The word ‘Punjab’ is a combination of the Persian words panj (five), and ab (water), giving the literal meaning of the ‘Land of Five Rivers’. The five rivers after which Punjab is named are the Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. The people that live in the state of Punjab are known as Punjabi.
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Amarinder Singh Parkash Singh Badal
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  Number of Seats and Electors  
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Date of issue of Notification 05.01.2012 (Thursday)
Last Date for Nominations 12.01.2012 (Thursday)
Date for Scrutiny 13.01.2012 (Friday)
Date of Poll 30.01.2012 (Monday)
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