|• Type||District Administration|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Muhammad Asghar Joiya|
|• District Police Officer||N/A|
|• District Health Officer||N/A|
|• District of Punjab||5,854 km2 (2,260 sq mi)|
|• District of Punjab||3,696,212|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Constituencies||NA-88, NA-89, NA-90, NA-91, NA-92|
|Number of Tehsils||7|
|National Assembly Seats (2018)||Total (5)
|Punjab Assembly Seats (2018)||Total (10)
Sargodha District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع 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 including Kinnow, orange and lemon. The district has an area of 5,864 km2.
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 'ser godha', the place where that famous Sadhu resided next to the pond.
Sargodha city is the administrative headquarter of Sargodha Division and handles the population of about 8.1 million. Sargodha District is administratively divided into Seven Tehsils, which contain a total of 161 Union Councils. Following are the seven tehsils of Sargodha district:
The population of Sargodha grew rapidly with the arrival of Muslim refugees from East Punjab, fleeing from the religious violence that followed the partition of India and the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 3,696,212, of which 1,867,724 were males and 1,828,074 females. Rural population is 2,608,007 while the urban population is 1,144,535. The literacy rate was 65.54%. Muslims were the predominant religious community with 98.08% of the population while Christians were 1.76% of the population.
At the time of the 2017 census, 94.07% of the population spoke Punjabi, 4.31% Urdu and 1.23% Pashto as their first language.
The below list shows the population of each of the seven tehsils of Sargodha district according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan along with area:
|Kot Momin||451,978||891 (344.0)|
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The district derives its name for the headquarters town of Sargodha, which is a combination of "Sar" and "Godha". "Sar" is a Hindi word which denotes a water...
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