SAUDI ARABIA

2.352 million pilgrims performing Haj this year

September 01, 2017

Saudi Gazette report

MUZDALIFAH — A total of 2.352 million pilgrims are performing Haj this year, the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) announced on Thursday. Of these, 1.752 million pilgrims came from outside the Kingdom while there were 600,108 domestic pilgrims, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

GaStat said male pilgrims are 1.334 million and female pilgrims total 1.018 million.

Number of pilgrims from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries reached 32,600 making 1.86 percent. The number of pilgrims from non-GCC Arab countries totaled 383,044 forming 21.86 percent. The number of pilgrims from non-Arab Asian countries reached 1.042 million forming 59.49 percent. Pilgrims from non-Arab African countries were 186,873 forming 10.67 percent.

Pilgrims from European countries are 84,894 forming 4.85 percent. The total number of pilgrims from North and South American countries and Australia reached 22,268 forming 1.27 percent.


September 01, 2017
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