The modern Indian state of Punjab is situated in the north west of India. Its name is derived from the greater Punjab, which stretches across India and Pakistan, and includes Haryana and Chandigarh in India, and West Punjab in Pakistan. The name is derived from 'Panj' (five) and 'Ab' (river) meaning 'five rivers'. Punjab is also sometimes spelled 'Panjab'.
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