Punjab is a state in the northern Republic of India. (This is not to be confused with the Punjab state of Pakistan.) About 24 million people live there. Its national capital city is Chandigarh. The city is a separate territory, because it is also used be the capital of Haryana. The state is in the Punjab region. It is bigger than Slovakia but smaller than Costa Rica. Peopl efrom the Punjab are called Punjabis and wear a turban.