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History of Sargodha | The California of Pakistan | The City of Eagles

All About Sargodha - History, Culture, Traditions and Famous Places

Sargodha

(The city of Eagles)

Sargodha city is one of the three cities of Pakistan that were settled by a plan. It used to be a small town in the British era, and an army airport was established there because of its geographical importance.

After the creation of Pakistan, it was given under the control of the Pakistan Airforce (PAF). It is a remount depot and the eighth-largest city in Pakistan.

Furthermore,  it is known as the California of Pakistan because of the production of Kinno Citrus.

It is 121 km from Jhang, 55 km from Lahore, and 185 km from Islamabad. It is equipped with the latest facilities and is one of the best Business Hubs.

Key information about Sargodha

Category Information
Location Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Population Approximately 660,000
Area 5,854 square kilometers (2,259 sq mi)
Coordinates 32.0836° N latitude, 72.6711° E longitude
District Sargodha District
Language Punjabi, Urdu, and English
Economy Agriculture, trade, and commerce
Major Crops Citrus fruits, wheat, sugarcane, and cotton
Transportation Well-connected by road and rail to surrounding cities
Education Home to several schools, colleges, and the University of Sargodha
Healthcare Hospitals and medical facilities
Notable Places Sargodha Fort, Jinnah Hall, and Kirana Hills
Culture Rich cultural heritage with traditional music, dance, and local cuisine
Administration Sargodha is divided into several Union Councils for local governance
Climate Hot and arid, experiencing extreme temperatures in summer
Major Highways M-2 Motorway, Lahore-Sargodha Road, and others
Airport Sargodha has a domestic airport for regional flights

Honors of Sargodha

In the war of 1965, the fighter jet of the Pakistan Airforce took off from Sargodha to destroy the airbase of the enemy. Our brave soldiers fought against the enemy with great courage and defeated them. Iqbal wrote for them

پلٹنا جھپٹنا، جھپٹ کر پھر پلٹنا

لہو گرم رکھنے کا ہے اک بہانہ

The hawks (armed forces) of this city aimed at the enemy’s military bases and this city become a strong wall against the enemy. Due to this bravery, this city is also called “a city of Eagles”. In addition to this, it is also awarded “Hilal-e-Istaqlal”.

If you fix the Sargodha city as a center and move the compass at a distance of about 35 km to 40 km in the circle, this whole area produces the world’s best quality Kinnow or Kinno and orange.

The first-ever asexual reproduction of orange by grafting method was done in Tehsil Bhalwal of Sargodha. Fish of Alam Deen and beans of Jhal Chakiyan are famous dishes.

The largest tree in Pakistan

The largest tree in Pakistan is 40 km away from Sargodha city on Madh Ranjha road. Its branches are spreading over 3 acres. According to locals, this city is 400 years old.

Famous Places of Sargodha

Bhera

In ancient times, it was famous as Jobnath at the name of Raja Jobnath. It settled and deserted many times in history. Alexander also this area when he came to Punjab.

Ameer Taimoor became its chief. Sher Shah Suri looted this city. His looted Bhera is still existing on the other bank of river Jhelum. The present city is located at the boundary of Punjab.

The Kohistan Namak range starts from its ends. The old Bhera city is built inside the walls of eight doors just like Lahore and Peshawar.

The three-dome mosque in this city is built on the Delhi Mosque, Agra, and Shahi Mosque Lahore architecture style. A 200 years old library is located adjacent to the mosque.

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Sher Shah Suri Mosque, Bhera

Pheniyan

(layered vermicelli), Pateesa (a confectionary item), Mehandi / Henna, and Vadiyan (made of green mong beans) are delicious dishes of Bhera.

There is a signboard for a mosque on the Bhera motorway interchange. Also, visit this place if you have spare time.

Sillanwali

This Tehsil of Sargodha is well-known for its fine-quality woodwork. It is a center of a wide variety of wood engraving, mosaic, doors, windows, furniture, wall-clock, and handicrafts.

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A wooden Handicraft by the artisans of Sillanwali

About 10,000 to 11,000 thousand people’s employment is related to this 150-year-old industry. Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) wood is used in most cases.

About 70% of demand for it is fulfilled from Sillanwali. Mostly, handicrafts are exported. They include a Table lamp, Jewelry box, trolley, table set, and models of animals and famous buildings.

Mona Depot

This depot was established in 1903. It is located 50 km away from Sargodha and near Kot Momin Interchange. It is famous for the best breeding of horses.

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Mona depot, a place for the world’s best horses

Stretching an area of more than 11000 acres, this farm produces and prepared world-class horses. There is a Bird watching site and a riding training school for the Pak army training.

Historical Places in Sargodha

Jinnah Hall

Jinnah Hall, named after the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is a historical landmark in Sargodha. It stands as a testament to the city’s cultural and architectural heritage and is often used for public events and gatherings.

Sargodha Fort (Shergarh Fort)

Shergarh Fort, also known as Sargodha Fort, is a historical fort that dates back to the 19th century. Its strategic location and imposing structure make it a key historical site in the region.

Company Bagh (Company Gardens)

The Company Bagh is a well-maintained garden with historical significance. It was established during the British colonial period and has been a recreational and cultural space for the residents of Sargodha.

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is a prominent structure in the heart of Sargodha, symbolizing the city’s historical and architectural character. It has been a central point for locals and visitors alike.

Rabwah Monument

Although technically located in Chiniot, not far from Sargodha, the Rabwah Monument is an important historical site. It commemorates the establishment of Rabwah, which was once the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Shahpur Dam

While more known for its scenic beauty, Shahpur Dam also holds historical importance as it was constructed during the British era to provide water for irrigation in the region.

Famous Schools 

  • Sargodha Grammar School
  • Beaconhouse School System, Sargodha Campus
  • Divisional Public School, Sargodha

Prominent Colleges

  • Sargodha Medical College
  • University College of Agriculture, Sargodha
  • Government College Sargodha

Notable Hospitals 

  • DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha
  • Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Sargodha
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University Hospital

Well-Known Restaurants

  • Salt Bae Grill
  • Zaytoon Grill
  • Saima Food Point

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

What is the historical significance of Jinnah Hall in Sargodha?

Jinnah Hall is a historical landmark named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. It holds cultural and architectural importance and is often used for public events.

Tell me about the historical background of Sargodha Fort (Shergarh Fort).

Sargodha Fort, also known as Shergarh Fort, dates back to the 19th century. Its strategic location and imposing structure make it a key historical site in the region, reflecting the city’s historical roots.

What is the Company Bagh, and why is it historically significant?

The Company Bagh is a well-maintained garden established during the British colonial period. It has historical significance as a recreational and cultural space that has been enjoyed by the residents of Sargodha for many years.

Why is the Clock Tower in Sargodha considered a notable structure?

The Clock Tower is a prominent structure in Sargodha, symbolizing the city’s historical and architectural character. It has served as a central point for both locals and visitors.

What is the significance of the Rabwah Monument near Sargodha?

Although technically located in Chiniot, the Rabwah Monument is relevant to Sargodha’s history. It commemorates the establishment of Rabwah, which was once the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Why is Shahpur Dam considered historically important?

Shahpur Dam, known for its scenic beauty, was constructed during the British era to provide water for irrigation in the region. Its historical importance lies in its role in supporting agricultural activities.

Wind Up Lines

This city is a place of honors. It is famous for the production of wheat, rice, and sugarcane. Thus playing a major role in the economy of Pakistan. It is the district headquarter of Sargodha and one of the fastest-growing cities in Pakistan.

Nizam Ud Deen Usman

He is known as Travel Blogger. He Visit around the Pakistan to explore the beauty of Pakistan. He is continuously updating his content to feed his reader the best they are searching for.

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