Rechna Doab

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

The Rechna Doab, or Rachna Doab (in Pakistan), can be classified as one of the main regions 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 rechna includes all the area between the Chenab and Ravi rivers, all the way up from Jammu Division of the Jammu and Kashmir state in India till their confluence in Punjab, Pakistan. It lies between 30° 35' and 32° 50' N. and 71° 50' and 75° 3'E., the name was formed by the Mughal emperor Akbar, by combining the first syllables of the names of the two rivers.

Rechnavi is the main dialect of Punjabi widely spoken in Rechna Doaba. The area is densely populated and includes major districts of the Punjab, i.e, Gujranwala District, Sialkot District, Narowal District, Hafizabad District, Chiniot District, Sheikhupura District, Faisalabad District, Jhang District, Toba Tek Singh Districtas well as important Districts of Jammu Division i.e Kathua District, Jammu District, Samba District, Udhampur District, Reasi District, Doda District, Ramban District, Kishtwar District in India.

Major cities of this Doab are Katra, Jammu, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Narowal, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Hafizabad, Wazirabad etc.

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