1998 News Story

Final statistics for Hajj 1418 pilgrims

The Statistics Department of the Ministry of Planning announced today that the total number of pilgrims who came to Makkah for this year's Hajj was 1,718,186. Of these, 1,132,344 pilgrims came from abroad and 585,842 from within the Kingdom, the majority of the latter being non-Saudi residents.

On Sunday, the Director-General of the Passport Department reported that of the 1,132,344 pilgrims from outside the Kingdom, 636,046 (56 percent) are males while 496,298 (44 percent) are females; and that 982,654 pilgrims arrived by air, 117,162 by land and 32,528 by sea.