Herat, Afghanistan Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Herat, Afghanistan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Herat in 2020 is 606,000, a 5.21% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Herat in 2019 was 576,000, a 5.3% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Herat in 2018 was 547,000, a 5.39% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Herat in 2017 was 519,000, a 5.49% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Afghanistan
City Name Population
Kabul 4,222,000
Herat 606,000
Mazar-e Sharif 533,000
Kandahar 498,000
Herat - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 606,000 5.21%
2019 576,000 5.30%
2018 547,000 5.39%
2017 519,000 5.49%
2016 492,000 5.35%
2015 467,000 5.42%
2014 443,000 5.48%
2013 420,000 5.26%
2012 399,000 5.56%
2011 378,000 5.29%
2010 359,000 5.59%
2009 340,000 5.26%
2008 323,000 5.56%
2007 306,000 5.15%
2006 291,000 5.43%
2005 276,000 5.34%
2004 262,000 3.97%
2003 252,000 2.44%
2002 246,000 2.50%
2001 240,000 2.56%
2000 234,000 2.63%
1999 228,000 2.24%
1998 223,000 2.29%
1997 218,000 2.83%
1996 212,000 2.42%
1995 207,000 2.48%
1994 202,000 2.54%
1993 197,000 2.07%
1992 193,000 2.66%
1991 188,000 2.73%
1990 183,000 2.23%
1989 179,000 2.29%
1988 175,000 2.34%
1987 171,000 3.01%
1986 166,000 2.47%
1985 162,000 1.89%
1984 159,000 2.58%
1983 155,000 2.65%
1982 151,000 2.72%
1981 147,000 2.08%
1980 144,000 2.86%
1979 140,000 3.70%
1978 135,000 3.85%
1977 130,000 4.00%
1976 125,000 4.17%
1975 120,000 3.45%
1974 116,000 4.50%
1973 111,000 3.74%
1972 107,000 2.88%
1971 104,000 1.96%
1970 102,000 3.03%
1969 99,000 2.06%
1968 97,000 2.11%
1967 95,000 2.15%
1966 93,000 0.00%
1965 93,000 1.09%
1964 92,000 1.10%
1963 91,000 0.00%
1962 91,000 1.11%
1961 90,000 1.12%
1960 89,000 1.14%
1959 88,000 0.00%
1958 88,000 1.15%
1957 87,000 1.16%
1956 86,000 0.00%
1955 86,000 1.18%
1954 85,000 1.19%
1953 84,000 0.00%
1952 84,000 1.20%
1951 83,000 1.22%
1950 82,000 0.00%