Talagang

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Talagang
تلہ گنگ
Talagang is located in Pakistan
Talagang
Talagang
Coordinates: 32°55′40″N 72°24′40″E / 32.92778°N 72.41111°E / 32.92778; 72.41111Coordinates: 32°55′40″N 72°24′40″E / 32.92778°N 72.41111°E / 32.92778; 72.41111
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of towns 1
Number of Union councils 2
Soan River

Talagang (Urdu: تلہ گنگ‎), the headquarters of Talagang Tehsil, is a town located in Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan.[1][2] It lies about 30 kilometers from the M2 motorway and about 45 kilometers from the district capital, Chakwal.

Administration[edit]

Talagang is the administrative center of Talagang Tehsil, one of the four tehsils (administrative subdivisions) of Chakwal District. The tehsil is divided into 23 union councils, two of which form the city of Talagang. Approximately 114 villages in 2012 were under the tehsil administration of Talagang.

Religion[edit]

Talagang Population is based on 99% Muslims. Some Christian Families are part of Population. Mostly Peoples are religious. Sunnyسنی(Including Deobandiدیوبندی, Barelwi بریلوی and Tauheedi توحیدی etc),Shea شعیہ are mostly part of Muslims Firqas(فرقہ). People from across Punjab visit the shrines of Baba Shah and Amma BiBi that are situated in the heart of Qadirpur. Talagang has a wide range of mosques, including Colony Mosque and Mughal Mosque Basti Faizabad.

Health facilities[edit]

Talagang has public sector health facilities, including the Tehsil headquarters hospital and a 50-bed city hospital. Private hospitals are also there. The major hospitals are Saad Hospital, Al Karam Hospital, Al Qamar Hospital and Madina Hospital.

Education[edit]

Talagang has public colleges with separate campuses for male and female students. It has one post-graduate college that offers masters level classes for both men and women. One of the oldest educational institutions is the Fauji Foundation School. Established in 1988, Fauji upgraded to an intermediate college. Several semi-governmental and private schools and colleges are there, some of them providing co-education. Talagang is in the district of Chakwal which, according to Alif Ailaan's Pakistan District Education Rankings 2014, is the highest ranked district in Punjabi in terms of education.

Local newspapers[edit]

Local newspapers include the Weekly Mutaqarib, Weekly Talagang Times, Weekly Talagang News and Weekly Akse Talagang.

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