Sargodha

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Location of Sargodha

Sargodha (Hindi: सरगोधा) Urdu: سرگودھا) is a city and district of Punjab province, Pakistan. Sargodha is located in the northwest of Pakistan.

Origin

The term Sargodha has its origins in the words Sar, meaning pond, and Godha, meaning sadhu.

Tahsils in the District

Sargodha District is administratively divided into Seven Tehsils, which contain a total of 161 Union Councils.

Tehsil Population No. of Unions
Bhera
Bhalwal 820,000 53
Kot Momin 420,000 30
Sahiwal Tehsil 236,000 14
Sargodha 1,081,000 62
Shahpur 274,000 16
Sillanwali 255,000 16
Total 3'086'000'0 161

Jat clans in Sargodha District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans in Sargodha District[1]:

Awan (1,219), Baghiar (807), Bajwa (1,686), Bhatti (4,212), Bhutta (753), Burana (935), Bains (712), Chadhar (4,001), Chhina (1,299), Cheema (2,708), Dhako (799), Dhudhi (1,405), Dhal (691), Ghumman (1,065), Gondal (28,623), Goraya 652), Haral (2,110), Hatiar (739), Heer (553), Hanjra (790), Jarola (550), Johiya (2,884), Jhawari (1,092), Jora (718), Kalera (679), Kaliar (855), Kharal (715), Khichi (633), Khokhar (5,228), Khat (1,005), Lak (1,779), Lali (684), Langah (638), Marath (548), Mekan (5,435), Naswana (505), Noons (708), Panjutha (596), Parhar (1,880), Rehan (1,880), Ranjha (7,536), Sagoo (715), Sandrana (577), Sandhu (504), Sipra (1,763), Sohal (810), Sujal (2,594), Talokar (966), Tarar (1,716), Tatri (1,122), Tulla (1,311), Ves (1,158), Virk (626), Waraich (3,483).

History

Just over a century ago, there was a well owned by a Hindu named Goodha, the well was known as "Gool Khuuh" (round well), and travellers used it as a resting place. There is a market at the place where Gool Khuuh used to exist and a grand mosque above the market and it is known as "Goal Chowk", which is the center of downtown Sargodha today.

Notable persons

External links

Sargodha at Wikipedia

References

  1. Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul

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