(Last Updated on : 31/01/2014)
Punjab is a fertile land and is home for India's wheat production. It is famous for its handicraft products. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and it forms the backbone of the economy. The rich culture of the state is best reflected in its folklore, ballads of love and war, fairs and festivals, dance, music and literature.
The state is divided into the following twenty districts:
This district with the district headquarters at Amritsar
is spread over an area of 5,075 sq. km. The main attraction of the district is the Golden Temple
at Amritsar, which is an important religious destination of the Sikhs.
This district has its headquarters at Faridkot is spread over an area of 1,472 sq. km. The Faridkot Fort and the dera of Baba Farid are the main places of historical importance.
Fatehgarh Sahib District
This district of Punjab is well known for its handicrafts and handlooms, traditional embroidery, lacquer woodwork, furniture, footwear, carpets, jewellery, woollens and blankets.
This district of Punjab
is located on the Indo Pakistan border and is known for its cotton and wool weaving products.
The district of Gurdaspur is spread over an area of 3,570 sq. km. Two important industrial towns of Maharastra Batala and Dhariwal are located here, which manufacture machine tools and woollen products.
This particular district has a cool and humid climate, which favours the cultivation of rice. Cotton fabrics are also manufactured here.
The district of Jalandhar
is an important district of the state and manufactures sports goods. The district headquarters at Jalandhar is located between the Beas, and the Sutlej
The district of Kapurthala in Punjab is well known for hand-painted cloths and metalwork of Phagwara.
This district is spread over an area of 3,762 sq. km. and is a part of the Malwa region of Punjab.
The major attraction of Mansa district is the Samadhi of Bhai Gurdas, where a large fair is held every year in the month of March or April.
This district of Punjab was carved out of Faridkot district and is a religious destination.
The district of Muktsar is a famous religious destination. Spread over an area of 1,258 sq. km. Nawan Shehar district of Punjab has its headquarters at Nawan Shehar.
This is a popular district, situated in the south-eastern part of Punjab.
This district of Punjab is dotted with important gurduwaras and temples.
This district is located in the southern part of Punjab spread over an area of 5,021 sq. km. The main cities of the district are Barnala, Dhuri, Malerkotla and Sunam.
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar District
This particular district of Punjab is a recent inclusion among the twenty districts. It was created in 2006 and is sub-divided among many blocks.
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar District
This is one of the popular districts in Punjab and has two sub-divisions; Balachaur and Nawanshahr. Apart from that there are also three legislative seats in this particular district as well, namely Banga, Balachaur and Nawanshahr.
Tarn Taran District
This district of Punjab in North-West Republic of India is a popular spot among tourists. This place attracts among religious people round the year.
The district of Bathinda is in Punjab and covers an area of 3344 square kilometres. It has its borders with Faridkot District on the north, state of Haryana in the south, Mukatsar District on the west, Barnala and Mansa District on the east.
This is a district which is part of Punjab. Previously this district was part of Sangrur District. But now Baranala has a separate entity. This Barnala district is centrally located and bordered by Moga District in North West, Ludhiana District on the North, Bathinda District on the West and Sangrur District on all the other sides.