Charkint District

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Charkint

چارکنت
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Charkint
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°30′00″N67°20′00″E / 36.50000°N 67.33333°E / 36.50000; 67.33333 Coordinates: 36°30′00″N67°20′00″E / 36.50000°N 67.33333°E / 36.50000; 67.33333
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Balkh Province
Area
  Total1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
Population
  Total32,306

Charkint, or Chahar Kint, (Dari : چارکنت) is a district in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. It has a population of 32,306. [1] The district administration is located in Shar Shar area of Charkint district, which means "four clusters/towns" - from Persian chahār, "four", and Sogdian [2] kand, "town" (Turkicized to kint). The area of the district is 1,357 square kilometres (524 sq mi).

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  1. http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/Provincial%20Profiles/Balkh%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf Archived 2010-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Afghanistan
  2. Room, Adrian (2006). Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features and Historic Sites (2nd ed.). London: McFarland. p. 330. ISBN   0-7864-2248-3. Samarkand. The city derives its name from [...] Sogdian kand, "fort", "town".