Sargodha Division
سرگودھا ڈویژن
Location of Sargodha Division in Punjab
Location of Sargodha Division in Punjab
Coordinates: 32°10′N 72°30′E / 32.167°N 72.500°E / 32.167; 72.500Coordinates: 32°10′N 72°30′E / 32.167°N 72.500°E / 32.167; 72.500
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
CapitalSargodha
Established1954
Districts4
Government
 • TypeDivisional
 • Divisional CommissionerNabeel Javed
 • Deputy Commissioner(s)4 DCs[1]
Area
 • Total26,360 km2 (10,180 sq mi)
Elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2017)[2]
 • Total8,181,499
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 Combined population of all Districts of Sargodha
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal code
40100 (Sargodha), 41000 (Khushab), 42200 (Mianwalli), 30000 (Bhakkar)
Dialling code048 (Sargodha), 0454 (Khushab), 0459 (Mianwalli), 0453 (Bhakkar)

Sargodha Division is an administrative division of Punjab Province, Pakistan. Sargodha city is the capital of the division. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the total population of the division was 8.18 million.[2] Divisions are the third tier of government below the federal and provincial levels.

In 2000, local government reforms abolished administrative divisions and raised the districts to become the new third tier of government.[3] But in 2008, the division system was restored again.[4][5]

Districts

It consists of the following districts:

District Area (km²) Population (2017)[2]
Sargodha 5,854 3,903,588
Bhakkar 8,153 1,650,518
Mianwali 5,840 1,546,094
Khushab 6,511 1,281,299
Total 26,360 8,181,499

Demographics

According to 2017 census, Sargodha division had a population of 8,181,499, which includes 4,120,223 males and 4,046,036 females. Sargodha division constitutes 70 Hindus, 8,074,474 Muslims, 84,447 Christians,7,698 Ahmadi followed by 117 scheduled castes and 231 others.

Religions in Sargodha Division (2017)

  Hinduism (0.0001%)
  Islam (98.69%)
  Christianity (1.03%)
  Ahmadi (0.09%)
  Scheduled Caste (0.001%)
  Other (0.001%)

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Commissioner Sargodha Division". Facebook.
  2. ^ a b c "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29.
  3. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  4. ^ health.punjab.gov.pk (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20150416005317/http://health.punjab.gov.pk/?q=system%2Ffiles%2FDivision_and_district_wise_facilities.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-16. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Punjab Government Plans to Carve a New District from Lahore". 6 January 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03.