Sargodha is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan. It is an agricultural district, wheat, rice, and sugarcane being its main crops. The Sargodha district and region are also famous for citrus fruit; kino is a newly developed variety. The district has an area of 5,864 km. Sargodha city, was founded in the year 1903 by Sir Malcolm Hailey, who afterwards became the Governor of the Punjab. The name Sargodha consists of two words, namely; ‘Sar’ and ‘Godha’, Sar, means pond or pool and Godha was the name of a Hindu hermit (jogi). Being the District headquarters since 1940, Sargodha was upgraded to the status of Divisional Headquarters in the year 1960.

The District has loamy soil and is favourable for the flora of varied types. The indigenous species of flora are as follows:

1. Trees: Kikar, Shisham, Jand, Wann, Karir, Ber, Malla, Lasuri, Lasura.
2. Shrubs: Ak, Jawain, Sarkanda, Gondi, Harmal.
3. Herbs: Pohli, Kandiari, Bathu, Bhakra, Lani Salooni Booti, Dahh, Murak.

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