Coordinates: 32°55′49″N 72°51′20″E / 32.93028°N 72.85556°E / 32.93028; 72.85556
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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; 72.85556
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • Mayor of ChakwalNone (Vacant)
 • Deputy CommissionerQurat-ul-Ain Malik (BPS-18 PAS)
 • City138,214 per 2,017 census
 • Rank63rd, Pakistan
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Postal code
Dialling code0543
Number of Union councils5

Chakwal (Punjabi and Urdu: چکوال) is a city in Chakwal District, in the Potohar region of Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

It is the 66th largest city of Pakistan by population.[2] Chakwal is located 90 kilometres south-west of the federal capital, Islamabad and 270 kilometres from the provincial capital, Lahore. It is accessible by both the Islamabad International Airport as well as the Lahore International Airport.[3]


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


Chakwal was created as an independent district of Rawalpindi in 1985 by combining sub division Chakwal of district Jhelum, sub division Talagang of district Attock and the police station Choa Saidan Shah, carved out of sub division Pind Dadan Khan of district Jhelum.[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 three Tehsils, namely, Kalar-Kahar, Choa Saidan Shah and Chakwal itself. The city of Chakwal itself is divided into five Union councils:[6] and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.

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  1. ^ a b "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities (Chakwal city)". website. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ Chakwal is the 66th largest city per population in Pakistan website, Retrieved 15 October 2021
  3. ^ Tayeba Batool (23 February 2019). "A walk through the historic streets of Chakwal". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  4. ^ Adamson, Hilary; Shaw, Isobel (1981). A traveller's guide to Pakistan. Asian Study Group.
  5. ^ "Chakwal | Punjab Portal". Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Chakwal". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan website. 2 December 2007. Archived from the original on 24 January 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2021.

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