Total number of pilgrims exceeds 1.85 million

saudi-arabia-hajj-2016-hajjMakkah, (IINA) : The General Authority for Statistics said that the total number of pilgrims exceeded 1.8 pilgrims, until 5:00pm of Tarwiyah (Watering) Day, Dhul Hijjah 8.

It explained that, until 5:00 of Saturday evening, the total number of pilgrims who arrived in Makkah for the Hajj pilgrimage accounted for 1,855,406, of them 1,325,372 represent those who arrived from outside Saudi Arabia, and 199,922 domestic pilgrims who came from different parts of the Kingdom to Makkah through its six entry gates, while the number of pilgrims from inside Makkah reached 330,112.

The General Authority for Statistics added that the number of Saudi pilgrims out of the total number of pilgrims accounted for 165,599 pilgrims so far, while the number of non-Saudis out of the total number of pilgrims so far stood at 1,689,807 pilgrims, coming from outside and within the Kingdom.

The total number of male pilgrims so far accounted for 1,076,698 pilgrims, while the number of female pilgrims reached 778,708 pilgrims until now. Pilgrims are still streaming into Makkah through its entry gates.

The General Authority for Statistics stated that the process of counting the number of pilgrims is ongoing, and will stop on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. Makkah local time (Dhul Hijjah 9). Thereafter, the total number of the three basic paths for counting the number of foreign pilgrims, home pilgrims and pilgrims from within Makkah will be announced.


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