Sharana (Pashto: ښرنه, Persian: شرنه), also Sharan or Kharana, is the capital of Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It is located at an altitude of 2,200 meters. Its population was estimated to be 2,200 in 2006,
The city of Sharana has a population of 15,651 (in 2015). and is located within the heartland of the Sulaimankhel tribe of Ghilji Pashtuns. It has 6 districts and a total land area of 5,893 hectares. The total number of dwellings in this city are 1,739.