Herat, Afghanistan Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 metro area population of Herat in 2020 is 606,000, a 5.21% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Herat in 2019 was 576,000, a 5.3% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Herat in 2018 was 547,000, a 5.39% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area 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%