3,161,573 pilgrims perform Hajj this year

October 27, 2012

The number of pilgrims performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year reached 3,161,573, representing an 8 percent increase over last year. The Central Department of Statistics and Information said in a statement, “The number of pilgrims from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was 1,408,641, while the number of pilgrims from abroad was 1,752,932. The vast majority of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia are expatriates.”

In another statement, Director General of the Department of Statistics and Information Muhanna bin Abdulkareem Al-Muhanna reported that 64.3% of the pilgrims were male, while 35.7% were female.