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Khakrez District is a rural agrarian community with a population of more than 20,000 located in north-central Kandahar Province. It is the home to the Shah Agha Shrine, one of the oldest historical Islamic sites in Afghanistan.It borders Ghorak District to the west, Maywand and Panjwai districts to the south, Arghandab and Shah Wali Kot districts to the east and Naish District to the north. The district center is in the village of Darvishan, located in the western part of the district.
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Khakrez is a village and the center of Khakrez District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1,516 m altitude.
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