Chakrala

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Chakrala[1] (Urdu: چكڑالا‎), is the oldest and the largest village seat of Hindu Tribe Chikar, of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Chakrala is also a Union Council, (administrative subdivision) of Mianwali Tehsil[2] and is located 10 miles (16 km) away from the Mianwali Talagang road.

The area is mostly inhabited by Awan tribe[citation needed], although some other tribes are also living here[citation needed]. This village is the birthplace of late Sher Shah (VC), a soldier of the British Indian Army who distinguished himself in World War II, in the Burma campaign.[3]

Location[edit]

Chakrala is located at 32°49' N, 71°52' E, over the Potohar.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Location of Chakrala
  2. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mianwali - Government of Pakistan
  3. ^ "CWGC - Casualty Details". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 


Coordinates: 32°49′47″N 71°52′30″E / 32.82984°N 71.87512°E / 32.82984; 71.87512