Sargodha (Punjabi and Urdu: سرگودھا) is the 11th largest
city in Pakistan with a population of 1.5 million. It is also an
administrative centre of
Sargodha Division located in the Punjab
Pakistan and one of the fastest growing cities in
5.1 Colleges and Universities in Sargodha
8 Air Base
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10 Notable people
19th century House in Sargodha
Mausoleum of Shah Shams Sherazi
Sargodha was established by the British as a canal-colony in 1903, and
was initially spelt Sargoda.
Sargodha was badly affected by an
outbreak of the plague in 1903, and experienced a milder outbreak in
1904. Although it was a small town in the beginning, the British
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force built an airport here due to its strategic
Sargodha is located 172 kilometres northwest of Lahore, in Sargodha
District. It lies about 30 miles from the M-2 motorway, which connects
Lahore and Islamabad. It is connected to the M-2 by several
interchanges at different locations.
Sargodha is roughly 94 km from
Faisalabad, due southeast. Directly east connected by the M-2 motorway
Lahore and the route to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Due east is the
city of Jhang; toward the west are the city of Mianwali and the
Chashma Barrage. Dera Ismail Khan is located 232 km southwest from the
Sargodha mainly comprises flat, fertile plains, although here are a
few small hills on the Sargodha-
Faisalabad Road. The River Jhelum
flows on the western and northern sides, and the River
Chenab lies on
the eastern side of the city. The city is located 190 metres above
The city has a climate of extreme heat in the summers and moderate
cold in the winters. The maximum temperature reaches 50 °C
(122 °F) in the summer while the minimum temperature recorded is
as low as freezing point in the winter.
Climate data for
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Total population of the city was 458,440 according to the 1998
census. The majority of the people in the city speak Punjabi.
Sargodha is the capital of
Sargodha Tehsil. As of October 2012, the
division system in Punjab Province has been restored and Sargodha
became the divisional headquarters of districts Sargodha, Khushab,
Mianwali and Bhakkar. The city of
Sargodha is administratively
subdivided into 22 union councils.
Main article: List of colleges and universities in Sargodha
PAF Public School, Sargodha
University of Lahore,
Colleges and Universities in Sargodha
University of Sargodha
University College of Agriculture
University of Lahore,
Sargodha Medical College
Airbase Inter College (ABICS)
Army Public College, Sargodha
Cornelius Law College
Quaid-e-Azam Law College
Sargodha Institute of Health Sciences
Sargodha Institute of Technology
The Superior College Sargodha
Reader college Sargodha
Acme College of Excellence Sargodha
Punjab College of Science
Divisional Public College 
Sanai School System
Divisional Public School, Sargodha
Beaconhouse School System
PAF Public School
Presentation Convent High School
Army Public School, Sargodha
Lasani Grammar High School
Government Junior Model Secondary School
Air Base Inter School (ABICS)
Progressive Public School, Sargodha
The Right School (Shaheen Campus) Sargodha
Sargodha lies about 30 miles (48 km) from the M-2 motorway which
Lahore and Islamabad. It is also connected to
Faisalabad by a
highway. Daewoo Bus Service drives regular routes from
Sargodha to the
rest of the country.
Sargodha is also connected by the rest of the country through the
Sargodha Junction railway station is located on Shorkot-Lala
Musa branch railway line.
Sargodha is home to the
team were a first-class cricket team that represented Sargodha
Division in Punjab Province in Pakistan. They competed in Pakistan's
first-class tournaments between 1961-62 and 2002-03. Mela Mandi Ground
is a multi-use historic stadium in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. It is
currently used mostly for cricket and football. The Mela Mandi
Ground was constructed to provide a vast ground for outdoor sports and
activities. During March every year which is the country’s spring
season, several competitions are held here. Almost all Pakistani
people join these annual games.
Pakistan's largest airbase,
PAF Base Mushaf (formerly PAF Base
Sargodha), is situated in
Sargodha and hosts the headquarters of the
Pakistan Air Force's Central Air Command. The airbase is also home to
the Combat Commanders School (CCS), formerly the Fighter Leader's
Kirana Hills is a small and extensive rocky mountain range located
in Sargodha. It is also a place of tourist attraction
Jinnah Hall is a historical landmark and point of
interest in Sargodha.
Jinnah Hall was built in 1972. It was named
for the Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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Anwer Ali Noon, former Parliamentarian of
Pakistan and army Officer
Amjad Ali Noon, former Ambassador/High
Commissioner of Pakistan
Imtiaz Bhatti, former Ambassador / High
Commissioner of Pakistan
Wazir Agha, Urdu Scholar
Hameed Gul, former ISI Chief
Ch. Anwar Ali Cheema, politician, PML-Q
Ch.Ghias Mela, politician, PML-Q
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Amir Jama'at-ud-Da'wah
Mohammad Hafeez, cricketer
Aizaz Cheema, cricketer
Rafiq Anjum, actor
Jahanzeb Qamar, television writer
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Neighbourhoods of Sargodha
Sargodha Division and
Towns & councils
Chak 104 NB
Chak 21 S.B.
Khan Muhammad Wala
Sardar Pur Noon
Sultan Pur Noon
Ali Pur Noon
Chak 36 NB
Chak 124 NB
Chak 128 NB
Chak No. 147/148 NB
Chak 132 S.B
Chak No. 129 NB
Chak No. 71 N.B.
Davis Pur (tibi wala)
Islam Pur Lokari
Pind Rahim Shah
Zaffer Abad Noon