Charkint District

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Charkint, or Chahar Kint, is a district in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. It has a population of 32,306.[1] The district administration is in the town of Charkint, which means "four 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).


  1. ^ 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 edition ed.). London: McFarland. p. 330. ISBN 0-7864-2248-3. Samarkand. The city derives its name from [...] Sogdian kand, "fort", "town". 

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Coordinates: 36°30′00″N 67°20′00″E / 36.5°N 67.333333°E / 36.5; 67.333333