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Province of East Punjab (1947-1950)
State of Punjab (1950-1966)
Former State of India




Location of East Punjab
The Punjab state in India from 1956 to 1966
Capital city Shimla (1947–1953)[1]
Chandigarh (1953–1966)[1]
 -  Established 1947
 -  Disestablished 1966
Today part of Chandigarh
Himachal Pradesh

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).


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shimla Then & Now". Indus Publishing. 1 January 1996.