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Sargodha District

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5,854 km²


Number of Tehsils

Punjab, Pakistan

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Sargodha District (Urdu: ضِلع سرگودها‎), is a district of Punjab, Pakistan. The capital of the district is Sargodha. It is an agricultural district, wheat, rice, and sugarcane being its main crops. The Sargodha district and region is also famous for citrus fruit; kino is a newly developed variety. The district has an area of 5,864 km2.


Map of Sargodha, Pakistan

Administration and Tehsils

Sargodha District is administratively divided into Seven Tehsils, which contain a total of 161 Union Councils, population according to the 1998 census of Pakistan:


The population of Sargodha grew rapidly with the arrival of Muslim refugees from northern India, fleeing from the religious violence that followed the partition of India and the independence of Pakistan in 1947. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the district had a population of 2,665,979 of which 27.96% lived in urban settlements.

The most widely spoken language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census is the first language of 93% of the population, and Urdu – of 6%.


It is believed that there was an old pond in the middle of the town where an old Hindu monk or sadhu (godha) used to live. The Hindi word for pond is "ser". Since the town had a modest population, people would refer the place as sergodha, the place where that famous Sadhu resided next to the pond.

Local media

  • Radio Pakistan Sargodha (FM 93 & FM 96)
  • Pakistan Television Islamabad centre terrestrial transmissions at VHF and UHF band routed from Sakesar rebroadcast centre.
  • References

    Sargodha District Wikipedia

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