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Over a million women pilgrims perform the Haj: GaStat

September 06, 2017
Compassion is at the core of Islam and humanity. This core value is at the heart of the annual Haj pilgrimage that unites Muslims of all ages, genders and cultures. — courtesy photo
Compassion is at the core of Islam and humanity. This core value is at the heart of the annual Haj pilgrimage that unites Muslims of all ages, genders and cultures. — courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH — A total of 1,334,080 men and 1,018,042 women have performed Haj this year, according to the latest statistical report by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat).

It said the number consisted of both the pilgrims coming from outside who were 1,752,014 and the domestic Hajis who were 600,108.

The report said the pilgrims from the non-Arab Asian countries were 1,042,335 constituting about 59.49 percent of the total number of the pilgrims while 186,873 came from the non-Arab African countries with a ratio of 10.67 percent.

According to the report, there were 84,894 pilgrims who came from a number of European countries and 22,268 from North and South America in addition to Australia.

The report said the pilgrims who came from the Arab countries were 383,044 while those who came from the GCC countries were 32,600.

It said 229,308 pilgrims came from various regions of the Kingdom while 370,800 came from Makkah and consisted of both Saudis and expatriates.

The pilgrims who came from Makkah consisted of 79,116 Saudis and 291,684 non-Saudis. According to GaStat, 1,648,332 outside pilgrims arrived by air, 14,827 by sea and 88,855 by land.

The report said the manpower, which was in charge of providing services to the pilgrims, were157,538 consisting of 30,870 who provided health and ambulance services, 86,987 in charge of the distribution of electricity and water and 35,938 in the transportation and other logistical sectors.

This is in addition to more than 300,000 military and civil personnel who provided security to the Guests of God.


September 06, 2017
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