|Area||54,778 km² (21,150 sq mi)|
|Main language||Dari (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.
There are about 1,762,157 people living in Herat Province.
Population by districtsEdit
There are 16 districts within the province. These are listed in the table below.