Jech Doab

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A map of the Punjab region ca. 1947 showing the different doabs.

The Jech Doab, can be classified as one of the main region of Punjab. Punjab historically has been divided into regions based on its various rivers, since the name Punjab is based on its 5 main rivers. The Jech doaba include the area between the Jhelum River and Chenab rivers,[1] it is the southern fringes of the Kashmir valley. Important districts included in this area are Gurat, Mandu Bahauddin, and Sargodha. The main Cities located in Jech Doaba are Gujrat, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Mirpure, Bhimber, Barnala, Malkawal, Shahpur, Phalia, Sarai Alamgir and Kharian. Gujrati and Shahpuri are main dialects of Punjabi language spoken in this area.


  1. ^ Rivers of the World, James R Penn, p122, 2001, ISBN 1-57607-042-5, accessed April 2009