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Sargodha
Sargodha
(Punjabi and Urdu: سرگودھا‬‎) is the 11th largest city in Pakistan[3] with a population of 1.5 million.[6] It is also an administrative centre of Sargodha Division
Sargodha Division
located in the Punjab province, Pakistan
Pakistan
and one of the fastest growing cities in Pakistan.[7]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Location 2.2 Topography 2.3 Climate

3 Demographics 4 Administration 5 Education

5.1 Colleges and Universities in Sargodha 5.2 Schools

6 Transportation

6.1 Road 6.2 Rail

7 Sports 8 Air Base 9 Tourist attraction 10 Notable people 11 References

History

19th century House in Sargodha

Mausoleum of Shah Shams Sherazi

Sargodha
Sargodha
was established by the British as a canal-colony in 1903, and was initially spelt Sargoda.[8] Sargodha
Sargodha
was badly affected by an outbreak of the plague in 1903, and experienced a milder outbreak in 1904.[9] 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 location.[10] Geography Location Sargodha
Sargodha
is located 172 kilometres northwest of Lahore, in Sargodha District. It lies about 30 miles from the M-2 motorway, which connects Lahore
Lahore
and Islamabad. It is connected to the M-2 by several interchanges at different locations. Sargodha
Sargodha
is roughly 94 km from Faisalabad, due southeast. Directly east connected by the M-2 motorway are Lahore
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 city. Topography Sargodha
Sargodha
mainly comprises flat, fertile plains, although here are a few small hills on the Sargodha- Faisalabad
Faisalabad
Road. The River Jhelum flows on the western and northern sides, and the River Chenab
Chenab
lies on the eastern side of the city.[11] The city is located 190 metres above sea level.[12] Climate 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 Sargodha
Sargodha
(1960–2012)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 20 (68) 22 (72) 26 (79) 32 (90) 38 (100) 39 (102) 38 (100) 37 (99) 36 (97) 32 (90) 26 (79) 22 (72) 30.6 (87.1)

Average low °C (°F) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15.5 (59.9) 19 (66) 25 (77) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 20 (68) 14 (57) 9 (48) 18.8 (65.8)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 18 (0.71) 36 (1.42) 24 (0.94) 13 (0.51) 17 (0.67) 48 (1.89) 82 (3.23) 87 (3.43) 43 (1.69) 9 (0.35) 11 (0.43) 12 (0.47) 400 (15.74)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5 4 5 4 3 3 7 7 4 1 1 1 45

Source: Weather2,[13]

Demographics Total population of the city was 458,440[3] according to the 1998 census. The majority of the people in the city speak Punjabi.[10] Administration Sargodha
Sargodha
is the capital of Sargodha
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
Sargodha
is administratively subdivided into 22 union councils.[14] Education Main article: List of colleges and universities in Sargodha

PAF Public School, Sargodha

University of Lahore, Sargodha
Sargodha
Campus

Colleges and Universities in Sargodha

University of Sargodha University College of Agriculture University of Lahore, Sargodha
Sargodha
Campus Sargodha
Sargodha
Medical College Airbase
Airbase
Inter College (ABICS) Army Public College, Sargodha Cornelius Law College Logix College Quaid-e-Azam Law College Sargodha
Sargodha
Institute of Health Sciences Sargodha
Sargodha
Institute of Technology The Superior College Sargodha Reader college Sargodha Acme College of Excellence Sargodha Punjab College of Science Divisional Public College [15]

Schools

Sanai School System Divisional Public School, Sargodha[16] Beaconhouse School System Dar-e-Arqam Schools 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

Transportation Road Sargodha
Sargodha
lies about 30 miles (48 km) from the M-2 motorway which connects Lahore
Lahore
and Islamabad. It is also connected to Faisalabad
Faisalabad
by a highway. Daewoo Bus Service drives regular routes from Sargodha
Sargodha
to the rest of the country.[17] Rail Sargodha
Sargodha
is also connected by the rest of the country through the rail.[18] Sargodha Junction railway station is located on Shorkot-Lala Musa branch railway line. Sports Sargodha
Sargodha
is home to the Sargodha
Sargodha
Cricket
Cricket
Stadium.[19] Sargodha
Sargodha
cricket 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.[20] 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.[21] Air Base Pakistan's largest airbase, PAF Base Mushaf (formerly PAF Base Sargodha), is situated in Sargodha
Sargodha
and hosts the headquarters of the Pakistan
Pakistan
Air Force's Central Air Command. The airbase is also home to the Combat Commanders School (CCS), formerly the Fighter Leader's School.[22] Tourist attraction The Kirana Hills
Kirana Hills
is a small and extensive rocky mountain range located in Sargodha.[23][24][25][26] It is also a place of tourist attraction in Sargodha
Sargodha
City. Jinnah Hall is a historical landmark and point of interest in Sargodha.[27] Jinnah Hall was built in 1972. It was named for the Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Notable people

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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

References

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Sargodha
Division". getamap.net.  ^ http://www.urbanunit.gov.pk/PublicationDocs/Punjab%20city%20profiles/Sargodha%20City%20Profile.pdf ^ a b c "Population size and growth of major cities" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 1998.  ^ " Pakistan
Pakistan
Post Office Department". Retrieved 12 March 2016.  ^ "National Dialing Codes". Retrieved 12 March 2016.  ^ http://www.urbanunit.gov.pk/PublicationDocs/Punjab%20city%20profiles/Sargodha%20City%20Profile.pdf ^ "Commercial Real Estate Property in Sargodha
Sargodha
Pakistan
Pakistan
- Ghar47". Ghar47. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.  ^ Masud, Tariq (1989). Pakistan: a historical and cultural panorama. Al-Waqar Publishers. ISBN 9789698054021.  ^ Cell, John W.; Cell, John Whitson (2002-08-22). Hailey: A Study in British Imperialism, 1872-1969. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521521178.  ^ a b "District Website". lhc.gov.pk.  ^ "District at Glance". sargodha.gop.pk. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015.  ^ "Where is Sargodha, Pakistan?". WorldAtlas. Retrieved 2018-02-17.  ^ "Weather2 – Sargodha". Retrieved 8 July 2012.  ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Sargodha
Sargodha
- Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.  ^ https://www.facebook.com/dpscollegesargodha/ ^ http://www.dpsc.edu.pk/ ^ http://www.daewoo.com.pk/terminal_view.asp?menu_set=5&submenu_set=1&page_title=Sargodha&terminal_code=13 ^ " Pakistan
Pakistan
Railway Time Table". railpk.com.  ^ "Sports Stadium
Stadium
- Pakistan
Pakistan
- Cricket
Cricket
Grounds - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.  ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mela+Mandi+Ground/@32.0691594,72.6590951,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3d77fd98247eb21f!8m2!3d32.0691594!4d72.6590951< ^ http://www.flighthub.com/cheap-flights-to-Sargodha ^ "About Sargodha". glowpakistan.com.  ^ (Mahajan 2009, pp. 100–110) ^ (Ali 2002, pp. 25–26) ^ (Smith 2007, pp. 92–93) ^ Wikimaps. "Kirana Hills". http://wikimapia.org/. Wikimaps. Retrieved 14 June 2015.  External link in website= (help) ^ "Google Maps". Google.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 

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Neighbourhoods of Sargodha

Administrations: Sargodha Division
Sargodha Division
and Sargodha
Sargodha
District

Tehsils

Bhera Bhalwal Kot Momin Sahiwal Sargodha Shahpur Silanwali

Cities

Bhera Bhalwal Kot Momin Sahiwal Sargodha
Sargodha
(capital) Sargodha
Sargodha
Cantt. Shahpur Sial Sharif Silanwali

Towns & councils

Bakhar Bar Behak Maken Chak 104 NB Chak 21 S.B. Chawa Jalpana Khan Muhammad Wala Lakhiwal Sharif Phularwan Sardar Pur Noon Shah Nikdur Sultan Pur Noon Takht Hazara

Localities

Ahli Kamboh Ali Pur Noon Aminabad Noon Bhikhi Khurd Chak 36 NB Chak 124 NB Chak 128 NB Chak No. 147/148 NB Chak 130 Chak 132 S.B Chak Mangla Chak No. 129 NB Chak No. 71 N.B. Chak No.2NB Davis Pur (tibi wala) Hadda Hathiwind Haveli Majoka Islam Pur Lokari Jahanawala Jalalabad Jhawrian Kohlian Korey Koot Kot Kamboh Langar Makhdoom Miani Mona Punjab Nurpur Noon Pind Rahim Shah Pind Ranjha Tangowali Sumlanwala Zaffer Abad Noon

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