Herat Province

province of Afghanistan

Herat (Persian/Pashto: هرات) is one the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the south-western region of the country. The main city and capital is named Herat.

Scenery around the city of Herat
Scenery around the city of Herat
Map of Afghanistan with Herat highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Herat highlighted
Detail map of Herat province
Detail map of Herat province
Coordinates (Capital): 34°00′N 62°00′E / 34.0°N 62.0°E / 34.0; 62.0
Country Afghanistan
 • GovernorNoor Mohammad Islamjar[1]
 • Deputy GovernorAbdul Qayyum Rohani
 • Total55,868 km2 (21,571 sq mi)
 • Total3,780,000
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-HER
Main languagesonly Persian

The region of Herat used to be part of Greater Khorasan. It was ruled by the Tahirids followed by the Saffarids, Samanids, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, Ilkhanates, Timurids, and Saffavids. In the early-18th century it became part of the Afghan Hotaki dynasty followed by the Durrani Empire.

Demographics change

There are about 1,762,157 people living in Herat Province.[3]

Population by districts change

There are 16 districts within the province. These are listed in the table below.

Districts of Herat
Districts of Herat Province
District Capital Population (2006)[3] Area[4]
Adraskan 56,193
Chishti Sharif 25,428
Farsi 28,252
Ghoryan 90,201
Gulran 106,983
Guzara 135,187
Herat (Capital) 397,456
Injil 224,607
Karukh 58,594
Kohsan 57,782
Kushk 133,446
Kushki Kuhna 41,642
Obe 75,175
Pashtun Zarghun 90,817
Shindand 185,418
Zinda Jan 54,976

Sport change

Football (soccer) is the popular sport in Herat Province. Cricket is also getting popular.

References change

  1. "د هرات ولايت نوي والي او مرستیال والي معرفي او دندې یې پيل کړې – الاماره پښتو". Archived from the original on 2021-10-27. Retrieved 2022-10-29.
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). nsia.gov.af. National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  4. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers