Punjab Plain

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The Punjab Plain is a large alluvial plain in Pakistan and the north-west of India. The plain includes the Pakistani province of Punjab and the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana and is around 38,300 square miles (99,000 km2) in area. This plain is around 200-300 meters high. The plain is extensively farmed for cereals and cotton.[1]

The plain is the western part of the North Indian River Plain in Pakistan formed by the Indus River and its tributaries - Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej. The larger part of Punjab plain lies in Pakistan.

The land formed of alluvium in between two rivers known as Doab are found here.

Bhangar : The flood plains formed due to deposition of older alluvium is known as Bhangar.

Bet : The flood plains seen here which are formed due to repeated deposition of new alluvium during each flood is known as Bet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punjab Plain | plain, India". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-04-13.