The principal industries include the manufacture of textiles, sewing machines, sporting goods, starch, fertilizers, bicycles, scientific instruments, electrical goods, and machine tools, and the processing of sugar and pine oil. The largest district in Punjab in terms of area is Firozepur covering an area of 5865 sq km and Nawan Shehar with an area of 1258 sq km is the smallest district in the state of Punjab.
Punjab is one of the most prosperous states in the country. The district map of Punjab will aid you to understand the state in a better way and improve your knowledge of the geography of Punjab.
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In spite of Punjabi’s very large numbers of speakers and rich traditions of popular poetry, the standardization of the language was historically inhibited by lack of official recognition as well as by the different cultural preferences of the three main local religious communities of , then Urdu during the British period and, in Pakistan, continuing to the present day.
In most other Indo-Aryan-speaking areas of South Asia, the modern period saw overlapping local dialects being grouped into strictly defined provincial languages, but this process has taken much longer to happen in Punjab.
This officially recognized Indian Punjabi is generally taken as standard in descriptions of the language.
There is a significant degree of mutual intelligibility with Hindi and Urdu, although the three languages are sharply differentiated by their scripts, and Punjabi is historically distinguished by its retention of Middle Indo-Aryan (MIA) doubled consonants following a short In Pakistan the general maintenance of the historical preference for Urdu has stood in the way of those who looked to achieve an increased status for Punjabi, albeit in a form more obviously influenced in its script and vocabulary by Urdu and so itself somewhat different from standard Indian Punjabi.