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Babe Chakwal.jpg
Map of Chakwal city
Map of Chakwal city
Chakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Location of Chakwal
Chakwal is located in Pakistan
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
CountryPakistan Pakistan
498 m (1,634 ft)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Postal code
Dialling code0543
Number of Union councils5

Chakwal (Punjabi and Urdu: چکوال‎) is the capital and main city of Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located 90 kilometres south-east of the federal capital, Islamabad [1] and 270 kilometres from the provincial capital, Lahore.


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 sarpak) of Chakwal strengthened the hand of the British Raj by escorting the treasury from Chakwal to Rawalpindi and got the khilats and Jagirs.[2]

In April 2009 a terrorist attack on the mosque killed more than 30 people.[3][4]


Chakwal's landscape features the canyons in Thirchak-Mahal. There are man-made and natural lakes around the city in neighbouring communities.[5]


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:[6] and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.

People from Chakwal[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "redirect to /world/PK/04/Chakwal.html". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ "English Book On-Line - Mutiny Reports". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Deadly blast in Pakistani mosque". Al Jazeera. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  5. ^ Adamson, Hilary; Shaw, Isobel (1981). A traveller's guide to Pakistan. Asian Study Group. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  6. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Chakwal – Government of Pakistan Archived 24 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine