GENERAL INFORMATION

Formed on
1 November 1966
Capital
Chandigarh
International Boundries
Pakistan
National Boundary
Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan
State Animal
Black Buck
State Bird
Goshawk
State Tree
Shisham
Official Language
Punjabi
Secretariat
Chandigarh
High Court
Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh
First Governer
Chandulal Trivedi
First C.M.
Dr. Gopi Chand Bhargava
First Cheif Justice of High Court
Justice Ram Lal
First Speaker of Vidhan Sabha
Kapur Singh
Present C.M.
Parkash Singh Badal
Present Governer
Kaptan Singh Solanki
Present Speaker of Vidhan Sabha
Charanjit Singh Atwal
Lokpal of Punjab
Justice(Retd.) Jai Singh Sekhon

Geographical Information

Total Area
50,362 Sqaure KM
Rural Area
48,265 (96%)
Urban
2,097 (4%)
Latitude
29D30M N to 32D32M N
Longitude
73D55ME to 76D50M E
Forest Area
3011 Square KM (6%)
Altitude
180-300 Meters
Avg. Rainfall
218.9 mm