|Coordinates: 32°55′49″N 72°51′20″E / 32.93028°N 72.85556°E|
|• City||138,214 per 2,017 census|
|• Rank||63rd, Pakistan|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PKT)|
|Number of Union councils||5|
Chakwal (Punjabi and Urdu: چکوال) is a city in Chakwal District, in the Potohar region of Punjab, Pakistan.
It is the 66th largest city of Pakistan by population. Chakwal is located 90 kilometres south-west of the federal capital, Islamabad and 270 kilometres from the provincial capital, Lahore. It is most closely accessible by both the Islamabad International Airport as well as the Lahore International Airport.
Chakwal district is located in the Dhanni Region of the Potohar in northern Punjab, Pakistan. Chakwal district is also famous for making Zari shoes and the traditional craft is Khes weaving.
It is believed that the name of the city "Chakwal" is derived from "Chako Khan", a noble person. For many early years, this region was under the reign of Dogras and Khokhars. In Moghul emperor Babar’s time seven tribes called Awans, Waince, Mair Minhas, Khokhar, Bhatti, Mughal Kassar and Kahut Quriesh were settled in this region.
Chakwal is also known as the land of honor or the land of army people due to a lot of people servicing in army and all defense forces. One of major Notable person is Lance Havaldar Laal Khan who was awarded Tamgha-i-Jurat (Baloch Regiment), TJ, 1958. He belongs to Sardhi village later he moved to 25 Pull town Shorkot city.
Chakwal's landscape features the canyons in Thirchak-Mahal. There are man-made and natural lakes around the city in neighbouring communities.
Chakwal is mainly an agriculture area. Currently Chakwal is famous for production of international standard oranges, wheat, barley, sugarcane, and many other fruits and vegetables. Many international cement companies have planted their factories around the city whose success versace environmental issues are debatable. 
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.
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: and Chakwal district is divided into 68 union councils.
- Sub. Abdul Khaliq (23 March 1933 – 10 March 1988), Fastest Man of Asia, Flying Bird of Asia, Olympian, Pride of Performance (Presidential Award) holder
- Ayaz Amir, journalist, columnist, and a senior politician
- Fozia Behram, politician
- Talib Chakwali (1900–1988), Indian Urdu poet
- Sadaf Hussain, cricketer
- Colonel Imam (died January 2011), member of Special Service Group (SSG) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan Army
- Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Dullah, politician
- Iftikhar Khan (10 January 1907 – 13 December 1949), designated to become the first Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army, died in air crash.
- Khudadad Khan (20 October 1888 – 8 March 1971), was the first South Asian recipient of the Victoria Cross.
- Muhammad Khan (1910 – 23 October 1999), veteran of World War II
- Yahya Khan (4 February 1917 – 10 August 1980), third President of Pakistan
- Allah Bakhsh Malik, academic, researcher, development economist, social scientist, management and institutional development specialist
- Faiz Hameed, Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence
- Madan Mohan, music director of India
- Malik Munawar Khan Awan, Major rank officer in the Pakistan Army
- Lt. General Abdul Qayyum, retired three-star General
- Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz, Minister of Education and IT, Punjab
- Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India
- Awais Zia, cricketer
- List of Cities of Punjab, Pakistan by Area
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