Coordinates: 32°55′49″N 72°51′20″E / 32.93028°N 72.85556°E / 32.93028; 72.85556


Location of Chakwal (in red) in Punjab, Pakistan and (inset) Punjab in Pakistan

Coordinates: 32°33′N 72°31′E / 32.55°N 72.51°E / 32.55; 72.51
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Chakwal
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2012)
  Total 104,365
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Postal code 48800
Dialling code 0543
Number of Union councils 5
Stefan Helders, World Gazetteer. "Chakwal". Retrieved 1 March 2010. 

Chakwal (Urdu: چکوال), (Punjabi: چکوال) is the headquarter and main city of Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located 90 km south-east of the federal capital, Islamabad.[1]


Chakwal is located in the Dhanni region of the Potohar in northern Punjab, Pakistan. During the Independence War of 1857 Chaudharials of Chakwal strengthened the hand of the British Raj by escorting the treasury from Chakwal to Rawalpindi and got the khilats and Jagirs.[2]

Chakwal's non-Muslim minorities departed during the independence of Pakistan in 1947 but the city is still in their heart and mind and had never forgotten it.[3]

In April 2009 a terrorist attack on the mosque killed more than 30 people.[4][5]


Chakwal's landscape features the canyons in Thirchak-Mahal. There are man-made and natural lakes around the city in neighbouring communities.[6]


In addition to being the district headquarter, Chakwal city is also the administrative center of Chakwal tehsil (a subdivision of the district). The Chakwal District is divided into five Tehsils, namely, Kalarkahar, Chohsaidan Shah, Talagang, Lawa and Chakwal. The city of Chakwal itself is divided into five Union councils:[7] and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.

People from Chakwal

See also


  1. "redirect to /world/PK/04/Chakwal.html". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. "English Book On-Line - Mutiny Reports". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. "chakwal 1". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. Butt, Usama (16 September 2010). Pakistan's Quagmire: Security, Strategy, and the Future of the Islamic-Nuclear Nation. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-8264-3300-8. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  5. "Deadly blast in Pakistani mosque". Al Jazeera. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  6. Adamson, Hilary; Shaw, Isobel (1981). A traveller's guide to Pakistan. Asian Study Group. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  7. Tehsils & Unions in the District of Chakwal – Government of Pakistan
Map of Chakwal city
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