Khakrez District

Khakrez District
Khakrez in spring time
Khakrez in spring time
Khakrez District is located in Afghanistan
Khakrez District
Khakrez District
Location in Afghanistan (dot indicates the town of Khakrez)
Coordinates: 31°59′06″N 65°28′22″E / 31.985°N 65.472778°E / 31.985; 65.472778
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceKandahar Province
Time zone+ 4.30

Khakrez District is a rural agrarian community with a population of more than 20,000 located in north-central Kandahar Province. A village known variously as Khakrez or Darvishan, at the base of mountains in the western part of the district, is the location of the district center building and the Shah Agha Shrine or Shah Maqsud Shrine, one of the oldest historical Islamic sites in Afghanistan.[1][2]

The district borders Ghorak District to the west, Maywand and Zhari districts to the south, Arghandab and Shah Wali Kot districts to the east and Naish District to the north. Before Zhari District was created in 2004, it bordered Panjwai District.


  1. ^ Catanzaro, Lt. Col. Basicl. "Taking a Stand: Village Stability Operations and the Afghan Local Police". Special Warfare. United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  2. ^ Khakriz District Development Assembly. "Summary of the District Development Plan - Khakriz District, Kandahar Province" (PDF). Islamic Republic of Afghanistan National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.

External links

  • AIMS District Map
Districts of Kandahar Province up to 2004, with Khakrez in light green

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