Chakwal

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Chakwal
چکوال
City
Chakwal
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Map of Chakwal city
Map of Chakwal city
Chakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Chakwal
Chakwal
Chakwal is located in Pakistan
Chakwal
Chakwal
Location of Chakwal
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 Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Chakwal
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 1.8 million
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Postal code 48800
Dialling code 0543
Number of Union councils 5

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.

History

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]

Geography

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

Administration

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, Kalarkahar, Chohsaidan Shah, Talagang, Lawa and Chakwal. The city of Chakwal itself is divided into five Union councils:[6] and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.

People from Chakwal


See also

References

  1. ^ "redirect to /world/PK/04/Chakwal.html". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "English Book On-Line - Mutiny Reports". apnaorg.com. 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 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  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.
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