Jech Doab

The Jech Doab, 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 five main rivers. The Jech doab includes the area between the Jhelum and Chenab rivers.[1] It lies on the southern fringes of the Kashmir valley. Important districts included in this area are Gujrat, Mandi 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 the Punjabi language spoken in this area.

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

ReferencesEdit

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