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From Urdu چترال (citrāl) (Hindi चित्राल (citrāl)), from Khowar چھترار‎‎ (chitrār).

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  1. (historical) A princely state in alliance with British India until 1947, then a princely state of Pakistan until 1969. The area of the state now forms the Chitral District of the Malakand Division, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  2. The capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Chitral River, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It also served as the capital of the princely state of Chitral until 1969.
  3. The largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.