Chakwal

Chakwal (Punjabi and Urdu: چکوال‎) is the capital and main city of Chakwal District, located in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is the 65th largest city of Pakistan. Chakwal is located 90 kilometres south-east of the federal capital, Islamabad[2] and 270 kilometres from the provincial capital, Lahore.

Chakwal

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Chakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
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Location of Chakwal
Chakwal is located in Pakistan
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Chakwal (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 32°55′49″N 72°51′20″E / 32.93028°N 72.85556°E / 32.93028; 72.85556Coordinates: 32°55′49″N 72°51′20″E / 32.93028°N 72.85556°E / 32.93028; 72.85556
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DivisionRawalpindi
DistrictChakwal
Elevation
498 m (1,634 ft)
Population
 • City138,146
 • Rank65th, Pakistan
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Postal code
48800
Dialling code0543
Number of Union councils5

HistoryEdit

Chakwal is former tehsil of Jhelum District. Chakwal is located in the Dhanni Region of the Potohar in northern Punjab, Pakistan. During the Mutiny 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.[3] Chakwal is also known as the land of honor or the land of army people due to a lot of people servicing in army and all defense forces.

GeographyEdit

Chakwal's landscape features the canyons in Thirchak-Mahal. There are man-made and natural lakes around the city in neighbouring communities.[4]

AdministrationEdit

In addition to being the district headquarters, Chakwal city is also the administrative centre of Chakwal tehsil (a subdivision of the district). The Chakwal District is divided into five Tehsils, namely, Kalar-Kahar, Choa Saidan Shah, Talagang, Lawa and Chakwal itself. The city of Chakwal itself is divided into five Union councils:[5] and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. citypopulation.de. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. ^ "redirect to /world/PK/04/Chakwal.html". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ "English Book On-Line - Mutiny Reports". apnaorg.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. ^ Adamson, Hilary; Shaw, Isobel (1981). A traveller's guide to Pakistan. Asian Study Group.
  5. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Chakwal – Government of Pakistan Archived 24 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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