Rachna Doab

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Rachna Doab
رچنا دوآب
A map of the Punjab region c. 1947 showing the different doabs
A map of the Punjab region c. 1947 showing the different doabs
SubregionPunjab, Pakistan
 • Total50,000 km2 (20,000 sq mi)
 • Total-

Rachna Doab (Punjabi: رچنا دوآب) can be classified as one of the main regions of Punjab, Pakistan.[1] Punjab historically has been divided into regions based on its various rivers, since the name Punjab is based on its five main rivers. Rachna doab includes all the area between the Chenab and Ravi Rivers, all the way from the Jammu Division 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 given by the Mughal emperor Akbar, by combining the first syllables of the names of the two rivers.


Rachna doab covers Narowal District, Sialkot District, Jammu District, Kathua District, Samba district, Udhampur district, Gujranwala District, Hafizabad District, Sheikhupura District, Nankana Sahib District, Faisalabad District, Toba Tek Singh District, Chiniot District (excluding Lalian Tehsil) and Jhang District (excluding Athara Hazari Tehsil and Ahmedpur Sial Tehsil).

Major cities[edit]

Major cities of this doab are Narowal, Sialkot, Jammu, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Narowal, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Hafizabad, and Wazirabad.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Report on Land and Water Development in the Indus Plain. White House: Department of Interior Panel on Waterlogging and Salinity in West Pakistan. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1964. p. 26.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Rechna Doāb - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 21, p. 277.