Least number of Hajj pilgrims recorded this year


This year 54.6 percent male and 45.4 percent female outside travelers performed Hajj, as indicated by a last information discharged by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat). 

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The greater part of the outside travelers touched base by flights (94 percent), while 5 percent came through area fringe intersections, and just 1 percent traveled via ocean. 

The quantity of remote and local travelers has descended amid the previous 10 years. In 2007, more than 1.7 million outside and 746,511 local travelers performed Hajj, making a sum of more than 2.4 million Hajj explorers. 

Be that as it may this year, 1,325,372 remote and 537,537 residential travelers performed Hajj, making an aggregate of 1,862,909 pioneers. This is minimal number of travelers in the most recent 10 years. 

In 2012, more than 3 million travelers performed Hajj, the most astounding in the most recent 10 years. 

This year, Egyptian household pioneers dwarfed different nationalities living in Saudi Arabia. They were trailed by Pakistanis and Indians. 

The General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) this year created and enhanced its information gathering instrument by utilizing compact gadgets which help as a part of gathering precise and quicker information on pioneers. 

The information on explorers is characterized by nationalities, landing focuses, and entry times, said a GaStat proclamation. 

To gather information, GaStat deputes its staff at six focuses situated on the passage focuses to Makkah. There are likewise supporting focuses in Jeddah, Taif, and Madinah. The checking procedure begins from Dhul Hijjah 1 till the night of Dhul Hijjah 9. 

For the information on remote explorers, GaStat relies on upon the General Directorate of Passports. 

Given the significance of Haj measurements in arranging and administrations gave to explorers, GaStat actualizes Hajj insights on a yearly premise. It distributes a yearly announcement containing every one of the information on number of pioneers characterized by sex, nationality and date of entry. 

The information helps in assessing the vital work power for serving pioneers, setting the vital yearly movement arranges, and assessing the exercises directed by offices concerned. 

GaStat has been gathering information on explorers for as long as 47 years.

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