The Punjab region is a populous and prosperous area of the Subcontinent. The name is from Persian and means "five rivers", referring to five major tributaries of the Indus — the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Sutlej, and the Beas. The Indus itself runs along the Western edge of the area, in places forming the border between the Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Punjab was divided in two during the 1947 partition of India:
|This article is a disambiguation page. If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can help by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.|