|• Total||1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)|
Charkint, or Chahar Kint, (Dari: چارکنت) is a district in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. It has a population of 32,306.  The district administration is located in Shar Shar area of Charkint district, which means "four clusters/towns" - from Persian chahār, "four", and Sogdian kand, "town" (Turkicized to kint). The area of the district is 1,357 square kilometres (524 sq mi).
- 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
- 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".
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