Sirkanay District

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Sirkanay District of Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Sirkanay District (Sarkani District) is situated in the central part of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Pakistan to the south. The population is 24,200 (2006). The district administrative center is the village of Serkanay (34°47′26″N 71°06′31″E / 34.7906°N 71.1086°E / 34.7906; 71.1086) at 775 m altitude. To the north the district borders the Kunar River, which irrigates the small part of arable land. Drought is the major problem of the people. The majority of the houses (70%) were destroyed during the wars. Many young men live and work in Pakistan.

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