|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 districts [change]
There are 16 districts within the province. These are listed in the table below.
- "B. Demography and Population". United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Herat%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
- Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers
|Mary Province, Turkmenistan||Badghis Province|
|Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran||Ghor Province|
|South Khorasan Province, Iran||Farah Province|