About Herat

Watch videos
Title Herat
(from Freebase)
Herāt (Persian: هرات) is the third largest city of Afghanistan and the capital of the province also known as Herāt. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. It is the third largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of 397,500. The city is linked with Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif and Kabul via a circular highway that stretches across the country. Situated in a fertile area, Herāt is about 2,700 years old and was traditionally known for its wine. The city has many historic buildings, although these have suffered damage in various military conflicts during the last few decades. It is dominated by the remains of a citadel constructed by Alexander the Great. During the Middle Ages Herāt became one of the important cities of Khorasan, it was known as the Pearl of Khorasan. Herāt lies on the ancient trade routes of the Middle East, Central and South Asia. The roads from Herāt to Iran,...
Linked Data
Related Videos
Related Topics