Chaharikar District

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Beside the Golbahar River
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Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°56′52″N69°18′42″E / 34.9477°N 69.3116°E / 34.9477; 69.3116 Coordinates: 34°56′52″N69°18′42″E / 34.9477°N 69.3116°E / 34.9477; 69.3116
Country Afghanistan
Province Parwan Province
Capital Charikar
Time zone UTC+4:30
Control Flag of Afghanistan.svg Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Charikar District in the Parwan Province map

Charikar District (ولسوالی چارکار) is a district of Parwan Province, Afghanistan. The capital city of Charikar District is Charikar. The population in 2019 was estimated to be 198,306. [1]

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  1. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 12. Retrieved 4 April 2020.