|Province of East Punjab (1947-1950)|
State of Punjab (1950-1966)
|Former State of India|
The Punjab state in India from 1956 to 1966
|Capital||Shimla (1947–1953) |
|Today part of||Chandigarh|
East Punjab was a region of India. It was separated from West Punjab, which became a part of Pakistan by the Radcliffe Line after India was divided in 1947. It existed between 1947-1966 and it comprised the present-day states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Doab (India), itself re-named as Indian Punjab. It had an area of 150,037 km2 and today it would have had an combined population of 59,913,826 (2011 est).
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