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A city of northwest Afghanistan on the Hari Rud west of Kabul. Located at a strategic position on an ancient trade route, it was ruled by numerous conquerors, primarily the Persians. Herat became part of Afghanistan in 1863.


(Placename) a city in NW Afghanistan, on the Hari Rud River: on the site of several ancient cities; at its height as a cultural centre in the 15th century. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)



a city in NW Afghanistan. 140,323.
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Noun1.Herat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient citiesHerat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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This Art form flourished under high patronage of major centers like Baghdad, Tabriz, ShirAz and HirAt. The illumination of a manuscript comprised the embellishment of the first and last folios and layout of the text and borders.
If American five military bases remained operational in Hirat, Kandhar, Shorabic, Bagram and Mazar e Sharif after withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan countries like India, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Pakistan will continue their proxies there.
Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the new cabinet of Landi Kotal Press Club on Sunday, he said bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries could not be improved 'if our enemies and Indian agents are provided sanctuaries in Kabul, Jalalabad, Qandahar, Hirat and other cities of Afghanistan'.
Two individuals who preferred anonymity have claimed that the Taliban side was represented by the former governor of Hirat Hairullah Kjhairwak and Mohammad Afzal former Taliban military chief which signifies that this time high powered Taliban representatives met the US envoy for Afghanistan.
Since there is no railway system in Afghanistan, it can be done through three phases by extending Karachi - Peshawar line to Kabul via Jalalabad or by extending Rohri - Chaman line to Speen Boldak in first phase, then to Qandahar afterwards to Hirat and then to Turkmenistan.
Hira Textile Mills' (HIRAT) towel exporting subsidiary Hira Terry Mill plans to float 25 million shares (35% of Post IPO), at a floor price of Rs23 per share to expand and modernise their towel export business.
The Eastern Region accounted for half of the 20 WPV cases reported in 2015, and 25% of the cases were reported from the Western Region, including four cases from Farah Province and one from Hirat Province.
Da Hirat Pashtana (the Pashtuns of Herat) is a historical work.
In Central Asia, Bukhara, Hirat, and Kashghar, besides Cordova in Spain, remained centres of Muslim learning until the 18th century before Russian occupation of Central Asia, and expulsion of Muslims from Spain, earlier.
The route of TAPI pipeline would be supply source, Hirat, Qandahar, Chaman , Zhob , Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Fazilka on Pak India border with the total length of 1680 km.
He pointed out that Afghanistan has given an assurance for the safety of the project and it will deploy 5,000 troops to watch and protect pipeline which passes through Hirat, Kandahar, Chaman and Fazilka to reach India.