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Full nameCharikar
Official nameCharikar
Native nameچاریکار
ProvinceParwan Province
Elevation5249.3 ft (1600 m)
Other information
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (UTC)

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Charikar ( , pronounced Chârikâr) is the main town of the Kohdaman Valley and the capital of Parwan Province in northern Afghanistan. The city lies on the road 69 km from Kabul to the northern provinces. Travelers would have to pass by the city when going to Mazari Sharif, Kunduz or Puli Khumri. Charikar is at the gateway to the Panjshir Valley, where the Shamali plains meet the foothills of the Hindu Kush. The city's population is estimated to be from 30,000 to around 130,000, most of whom are Tajiks. Charikar is known for its pottery and high-quality grapes.

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