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  and 270 kilometres from the provincial capital, Lahore.
Map of Chakwal city
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PKT)|
|Number of Union councils||5|
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.
Chakwal's landscape features the canyons in Thirchak-Mahal. There are man-made and natural lakes around the city in neighbouring communities.
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: and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.
People from ChakwalEdit
- Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India
- Madan Mohan, Music Director
- Air Marshal Nur Khan, former air force general, politician, sports administrator, and Commander in Chief of Pakistan Air Force
- Lt. General Abdul Qayyum, retired three-star general
- Iftikhar Khan Designated to become the First CnC of Pakistan Army, died in the Air crash in 1949
- Colonel Imam Member of Special Service Group (SSG) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan Army
- Colonel Muhammad Khan Famous writer and veteran of WW II
- Ayaz Amir, journalist, columnist and a senior politician
- Fozia Behram, politician
- Allah Bakhsh Malik, academic, researcher, development economist, social scientist, management and institutional development specialist
- Abdul Khaliq, Olympian sprinter
- Major Malik Munawar Khan Awan, Pakistan Army Major
- Awais Zia, Cricketer
- Yahya Khan, third President of Pakistan
- Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz, Minister of Education and Tourism, Punjab
- Aamer Sohail
- Khudadad Khan, VC (20 October 1888 – 8 March 1971) was the first South Asian recipient of the Victoria Cross.
- Sadaf Hussain, Cricketer
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