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Basic Punjab GK – Punjab GK – I

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Friends, below is the list of important points of Punjab GK – Punjab GK-I. This list will be helpful for all upcoming Punjab Govt. Exam. You must know following point before attempt any Punjab Govt Exam. If any confusion related to these points, Please let us know. We are always ready for your help.

Established – 1 Nov, 1966
Area – 50362 km2 (1.54% of India)- Northwest of republic of India
Population – 2,77,04,236 (2.28% of India)

Latitude – 29’30”N To 32’32”N
Longitude – 73’55”E To 76’50”E

Forest Area – 6.12% of Punjab
Largest Forest Area – Hoshiarpur
2nd Largest Forest Area – RupNagar
3rd Largest Forest Area – Gurdaspur

Population Density – 550 per sq KM
Largest Population Density – Ludhiana
Smallest Population Density – Muktsar

Literacy Rate – 76.7%
Largest Literacy Rate – Hoshiarpur (86%)
Smallest Literacy Rate – Mansa (62.8%)

Sex Ratio – 893
Sex Ratio (for 0-6 age group) – 846
Largest Sex Ratio – Hoshiarpur
Smallest Sex Ratio – Bathinda

Largest District (According to Population) – Ludhiana
Smallest District(According to Population) – Barnala

Largest District (According to Area) – Ludhiana
Smallest District(According to Area) – Mohali

Maximum Decade Growth of Punjab – Mohali (Another Name – SAS Nagar)
Minimum Decade Growth of Punjab – Nawanshahr (Another Name – SBS Nagar)


Lok Shaba Seat – 13
Rajya Shaba Seat – 7
Vidhan Shaba Seat – 117

First Speaker of Vidhan Shaba – Kapoor Singh
First CM of Punjab – Gopi Chand Bhargav
First Governor of Punjab – Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi

First Speaker of Vidhan Shaba (New Punjab*) – Harbans Singh
First CM of (New Punjab*) – Giani Gurmukh Singh
First Governor of (New Punjab*) – Dharmvira
Note – (New Punjab*)- Punjab After 1966

Shortest Time period of Governor of Punjab – Hokeshe Seema
During Operation of Blue Star Governor of Punjab – Bhairab Dutt Pande

State Bird Of Punjab – Gushak (Baaz)
State Animal Of Punjab – Black Buck (Kala Hiran)
State Tree Of Punjab – Shesham (Tahli)

Total Wetland Of Punjab – 3
Harike Wetland (Tarantaran), Ropar Wetland, Kanjali (Near Kapurthala)

Zoological Park in Punjab – 5
1. Mahindra Choudhary Zoological Park – District Mohali (Also Known as Chattbir Zoo)
2. Tigar Safari – Ludhiana
3. Deer Park Bir Moti Bagh – Patiala
4. Deear Park – Neelon(Ludhiana)
5. Deer Park Bir Talab – Bathinda

Botanical Garden of Punjab – 5
1. Baradari Garden – Patiala
2. Aam Khas Bagh – Sirhind (Fatehgarh Sahib)
3. Kaima Botanic Garden – Kapurthala
4. Shalimar Botanic Garden – Kapurthala
5. Ram Bagh Botanic Garden – Amritsar

Fair and Festival of Punjab
Maghi Mela – Muktsar
Rural Olympic – Kila Raipur, Ludhiana
Fair of Light – Jagraon, Ludhiana
Jarag Mela – Pail Village, Ludhiana
Kisan Mela – PAU, Ludhiana
Chhapar Mela – Jalandhar Ludhiana
Mela Gadri Babian Da – Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall, Jalandhar
Baba Sodal Mela – Jalandhar
Harballabh Classical Music Fest – Devi Talab Temple, Jalandhar
Hola Mohalla – Shri Anandpur Sahib
Urs of Sheikh Ahmed, Rauza Sarif – Sirhind
Shaheedi Jor Mela – Sirhind
Shaikh Farid Fair – Faridkot
Vaisakhi Fair – Talwandi Sabo, Amritsar

Municipal Corporation of Punjab – 10
1 Ludhiana
2 Patiala
3 Amritsar
4 Jalandhar
5 Bhathinda
6 Mohali
7 Pathankot
8 Moga
9 Phagwara
10 Hoshiarpur

Administrative Divisions of Punjab – 5
1.Faridkot
2.Ferozepur
3.Jalandhar
4.Patiala
5.Ropar


Punjab Region
Punjab is divided into three regions namely Malwa, Majha and Doaba
Majha Region (Between Ravi and Beas River)
Doaba Region (Between Beas and Sutlej River)
Malwa Region – Southern Part of Punjab (Below Sutlej Rever)

Majha Area – 4 District (Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarantaran)
Doaba Area – 4 District (Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr)
Malwa Area -14 District ( Remaining District of Punjab )

Ravi River Cross 3 District of Punjab
1. Pathankot 2. Gurdaspur 3. Amritsar

Beas River Cross 6 District Of Punjab
1. Pathankot 2. Gurdaspur 3. Amritsar
4. Hoshiarpur 5. Kapurthala 6. Tarantaran

Sutlej River Cross 9 District Of Punjab

Hari ke Patan – Confluence of Beas And Sutlej
Bakhra Dam – On Sutlej River (Disst Bilaspur, HP)
Nangal Dam – On Sutlej River (Ropar)
Pong Dam – On Beas River (Lake- Maharana Partap, HP)

Important National Highway
NH 95 – Kharar To Ferozpur (Via Morinda, Ludhiana, Moga)
NH 64 – Chandigarh To Dabwali (Via Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Bathinda)
NH 15 – Pathankot To Samakhiali(Gujrat)(Via Ganganagar)
NH 1 – Delhi To Amritsar
NH 1A – Jalandhar To Srinagar
NH 70 – Jalandhar To Mandi (Via Hoshiarpur)
NH 10 – Fazilka To Delhi


Important Museums in Punjab
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum – Amritsar.
Anglo Sikh War Memorial – Ferozepur
Sanghol Museum – Fatehgarh Sahib
Rural Museum – Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Govt. Museum – Hoshiarpur
Guru Teg Bahadur Museum – Anandpur Sahib.
Museum of Armory & Chandeliers, Qila Mubarak – Patiala.
Sports Museum – National Institute of Sports, Patiala
Art Gallery – Shish Mahal, Patiala

Important Forts in Punjab
Gobindgarh Fort- Amritsar
Bathinda Fort – Bathinda
Qila Mubark – Faridkot Fort
Qila Mubark – Patiala
Anandpur Sahib Fort – Rupnagar
Phillaur Fort – Ludhiana
Shahpur Kandi Fort – Pathankot.

Archaeological Sites in Punjab
Evidence of Harappan Culture – Ropar
Dholbaha – Hoshiarpur
Sanghol – Fatehgarh Sahib

Father of Punjabi Literature
Khwaja Fariduddin Masud Ganjshakar (Also Known as Baba Farid)

Punjabi Qisse
Heer Ranjha – Waris Shah
Sohani Mahiwal – Fazal Shah
Mirza Sahiba – Hafiz Barkhurdar
Sashi Punnu – Shah Hussian
Pooran Bhagat – Qadarya

Panj Takht
Akal Takht Sahib – Amritsar (Oldest Takht)
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib – Talwandi (Guru ki kashi)
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib – Anandpur Sahib
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib – Nanded (Maharastra)
Takht Sri Patna Sahib – Patna (Bihar)
Note – Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and Takht Sri Patna Sahib Construct by Maharaja Ranjit Singh

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    • simranjeet singh on

      Heer Ranjha Damodar, Waris Shah
      first written by damoder and forwarded by waris shah
      syed ali hyder the first to poetise heer ranjha in Qissa heer ranjha
      sassi punnu by Hashim
      mirza sahiba by peelu

      Folk Dances
      most popular instrument of punjab dhol
      oldest string instrument of punjab toomba
      oldest folk instrument of punjab vanjhali
      kikli and jago and giddha – female dance
      gutka martial dance of nihang singhs
      juli – sufi dance
      sammi west punjab pakistan dance

    • Hi Simranjeet,

      If we are not wrong, Chattbir Zoo is situated on “Chhat” Village, Mohali district. It is on zirakpur-patiala road.

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