Talagang, 45 kilometers west of Chakwal on the Chakwal-Mianwali road, is the second largest town of the district; it covers an area of 26 square kilometers. The culture of Talagang is the same as that of Chakwal, though a little more rural.
Talagang has infrastructure of public sector health facilities. The city hosts the tehsil headquarters hospital and a 50-bed city hospital is near its completion. Apart from public sector health facilities there are number of hospitals in private sector. Major hospitals are Al Karam Hospital, Al Qamar Hospital, Madina Hospital, Saad Hospital etc.
Talagang is the administrative centre of Talagang Tehsil, (administrative subdivisions) of Chakwal District. There were approximately 111 villages in 2012 under the tehsil administration of Talagang. The tehsil is divided into 23 Union councils is as under,
BHILOMAR, BIDHER, BUDHIAL, DHOULAR, DHURNAL, JABBI SHAH DILAWAR, JASSIAL, JHATLA, KOT GULLAH, KOT QAZI, KOT SARANG, LAWA, LETI, MULTAN KHURD, NAKA KAHOOT, PICHNAND, PIERA FATEHIAL, SAGHAR, TALAGANG CITY-I, TALAGANG CITY-II, TAMMAN, TEHI, THOA MEHRAM KHAN.
Some villages in tehsil Talagang are Budhial, Balkasar, Bhikarikalan, Lawa, ThoaMahram Khan, KotSarang, Patowali, BhattiGujar etc
Budhial is a village located about 25 kilometres from Talagang. This beautiful village, and has many places worth seeing, like the ChashmaAnkar which is located south of the village. A book named Tareekh-e-Budhial (History of Budhial) has been written on the history of village Budhial and the different sub-castes living in it. Almost 95% of the people living in Budhial are Awan by cast. Other villages near Budhial are Patwali, Singwala, Misrial and Tamman. Budhial has an elementary school for boys, an elementary school for girls, a madrassah for boys and a madrassah for girls where girls and boys from different nearby villages are getting education.
Lawa is the largest village in Asia. It is a village of Tehsil: Talagang. Its population is more than 115,000. It is one of the oldest villages. It is bordered by District Mianwali. Lawins do have close ties to Distt: Mianwali. All time famous land lord of Distt: Chakwal and Distt: Attock were from Lawa. People are very educated. A Majority of the population is involved in agrobased industries and prefers to join the armed forces. They do have some what Pathan custom also. There are some members of Niazi tribe also living there. Lawa is town which includes the other villages like DANDA SHAH BILAWAL, KOT QAZI, Kotqazi is growing and educated village compare to other because it is small and has not much populated Malik Zahoor Anwar in kotqazi who did SSC first time in Talagang. Danda Shah Bilawal is also one of the famous village of Tehsil Talagang because of the Shrine of HazratSakhiNoori Shah Sultan Bilawal (RE) and many other Spirtual peoples live here. Recently Danda Shah Bilawal is announced as Model Village of District Chakwal due to the efforts of (Retd) Brig. Malik Fateh Khan. The District Nazim of ChakwalGhulam Abbas and its Cabinet don’t like the Development of Danda Shah Bilawal and also the most villages of Tehsil Talagang. The people of Danda Shah Bilawal and also the peoples of the villages of Tehsil Talagang don’t like the Ghulam Abbas, therefore he defeated two times continuously in District Council Elections from Danda Shah Bilawal and also in all over the tehsil Talagang. Actually Ghulam Abbas is a very selfish person. He wants that only the peoples of Tehsil Chakwal and ChoaSyden Shah got the benefits. One of the examples of his selfishness is that he made so many small dams in his like areas but didn’t give attention towards Danda Shah Bilawal Dam, whose funds have been allocated by Punjab Govt. so many years ago. Dhurnal, is another important and the 2nd biggest village of tehsil Talagang. It is an developing village of Talagang, and is backward because it is away from main locality.
PiraFatehal is a village of Talagang, the word “PIRA” is from Pothari meaning sitting or chair, while “FATEHAL” is a clan of the Awan Tribe. It is located around 15km from “TALAGANG”. Its population is more than 10000, it is one of the most educated village in the area, it has a fresh water canal which is in some places especially near the village 300ft down from the ground level which make it same like a valley that is in some places 1 km in width. It is the picnic place in the area with the beautiful sites, surrounded by green small hills. It has 2 small dams. it is very famous for its tasty ground nuts. Thanks “Ikhlaqe Ahmad Awan”
Dhaular is a village of Tehsil Talagang, Distt: Chakwal of Punjab Province. According to 1998 census its total population was about 6500. It is one of the oldest, largest and culturally rich villages of the area. It is referred to, in the famous saying: The Sword is in Dhaualr (meaning that it is the time to fight but my ammunition is not with me, rather I had left that at home). It is a part of the Pothohar Plateau. It is a fertile area but unfortunately no irrigation system is available in the entire Rawalpindi Division thanks to some unknown reasons.
Bilalabad (Kufri) is the one of oldest towns of Tehsil Talagang, District Chakwal. Nowadays its population is over eight thousand persons. Before partition its dominating population was wealthy Hindus, whose businesses were spread up to Peshawar. The houses built by them are still master pieces of architect. At the present moment its major portion of population belongs to well-known AWAN tribe. Besides farming a remarkable strength of this clan is performing distinguish role in Pakistan Defence Services and business. Where few years back GentelmanCadit Umar Awan S/O Col (Rtd) Nazirawan and nephew of Wing Cdr Anwar Awan& Wing Cdr Ahmed Awan claimed “Sword of Honour” from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst U.K. this year known business tycoon Malik FalakSherAwan of “The Awan Group of Business Developers” was awarded “Most Traveled Person (inland/overseas)” for fiscal year 2005-2006 by Pakistan International Airline.
Tamman is a medium sized village, located 30 km towards west from Talagang.It is one of the oldest town with more than 10,000 population. It does not seem wrong, if we say that it is a town of SARDARS. It is famous for its raw and untouched beauty, which lie within the remains of the Tethys sea bed. It gained importance because of the influential leaders and politicians that have emerged over time from this village. They all belonged to one family, the Sardars of Tamman who practically own the town. Sardars of Tamman have politics in their veins. The Tammanfamily, Sardars of Tamman, are influential personalities in the district and have been a part of the National Assembly since the creation of Pakistan. Tamman is one of those developing villages where different sorts of technology is already a part of the inhabitants’ lifestyle. Tamman High School, is considered as one of the most up to date high schools in the area.