Wednesday, January 13, 2010

District Sargodha

SARGODHA

History of SARGODHA:
Sargodha is 11th largest city of Pakistan. There are only three planned cities in Pakistan; Islamabad, Sargodha and Faisal Abad. Mushaf Air Base Sargoda is the largest air base of Pakistan Air Force. During British Empire, Sargodha was a small town and part of District Shahpur. But it is very strange to know that after independence of Pakistan Sargodha got immense development and soon become a major city and now a days Shahpur is a Tehsil (sub-division) of Sargodha District. In 1966 Sargodha was awarded by Hilal e Istaqlal due to its bravery in 1965 Indo Pak War. Sargodha is also called as City of Falcons (Shaheenoon ka Shehar )
District Sargodha has 6 tehsils; Sargodha, Bhalwal, Shahpur, Kot Momin, Sahiwal and Sillanwali. Punjabi and Urdu are spoken languages of Sargodhians.

Location of SARGODHA:
Sargodha is situated 172 km away from Lahore, 60 km away from Faisalabad and 40 km away from M2 Motorway.

Universities, Colleges and Institutes in SARGODHA:
  • University of Sargodha
  • Allam Iqbal Open University, Sargodha Campus
  • Punjab College of Commerce
  • Superior College of Commerce
  • Fazaia Model Inter College for Boys
  • Air Base Inter College
  • ILM College Sargodha
  • City School System
  • Beacon House School System

Schools in SARGODHA:
  • Dar-e-Arqam Model School Sargodha
Major crops and Fruits of SARGODHA:
Rice, Sugar Cane and Wheat are main crops while Citrus, Mangoes and Guava are the fruits produced in Sargodha.

Roads and Transportation in SARGODHA:
Sargodha is linked with Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad via M2 Motorway and linked to Gujrat, Mandi Baha ud Din, Mianwali and Jhang via Highways.

Railway Stations in SARGODHA:
Sargodha is linked via railway track to Khushab, Mianwali, Marri Indus, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Lalamusa (Gujrat).

Radio Stations in SARGODHA:
  • Radio Pakistan Sargodha
  • FM Sun Rise 96 MHz
  • FM Bhalwal 104 MHz

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