ضلع تلہ گنگ
|Established||14 October 2022|
|• Type||District Administration|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Mossawer Ahmad Khan Niazi|
|• District Police Officer||Hasam Bin Iqbal|
|• District Health Officer||N/A|
|• Total||2,932 km2 (1,132 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+6 (PDT)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Talagang District (Urdu/Punjabi: ضلع تلہ گنگ) Talagang is a District of Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated in the North of the Punjab province.It is part of the Potohar plateau and lies on the north of Salt Range and east of the Kala Chita range. Talagang is 45 km from Chakwal. The motorway M2 is located 30 km from Talagang. It is located at a distance of 300 km from Lahore and 139 km from Islamabad.Talagang remains a traffic hub as it is located on Islamabad-Karachi national highway. It’s famous for its peanuts production which is the highest in Potohar region consisting of around 42,000 acres of cultivation and hunting grounds with local fauna including black francolin, white throated francolin, quail and hare. Bull Racing(جلسہ کراہ) and Zarri Chappal (زری کھیڑ) are also part of Talagang's culture.
Talagang is pre-dominantly inhabited by the Awan tribe.
Talagang district is bordered by Khushab to its South, Attock to its North, Chakwal to its East, and Mianwali to its West. Talagang is commonly known as land of Ghazis and Martyrs. It was declared as District on 14 October 2022 by Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi on the request of former Provincial Minister and MPA Hafiz Ammar Yasir.
Talagang was named after a hindu tribe named Gang (گنگ). Before the independence of Pakistan, Gang tribe was settled in District Talagang. After Independence, Hindus migrated.
Former Talagang Tehsil was part of District Campbellpur (now Attock) until 1985, when District Chakwal was created. Tehsil Talagang was merged with Chakwal. There are two Municipal Committees (Lawa, Talagang) in District Talagang . District Council Talagang has also been notified in the official Gazzette of the Punjab.
At the time of the 2017 census, what is today Talagang district had 94,060 households and a population of 527,756. Talagang had a sex ratio of 1075 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 69.93% - 83.34% for males and 57.85% for females. 79,678 (15.10%) lived in urban areas. 117,031 (22.18%) were under 10 years of age. 830 (0.16%) were from religious minorities.
The district Talagang consists of 3 Tehsils:
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