Over 344,000 Pilgrims Arrive in Madinah

Madinah-- A total of 344,881 pilgrims from several nationalities have arrived in Madinah, through air and land crossings to perform this year’s Hajj.

Statistics on arriving and departing pilgrims in Madinah, issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, showed that 278,751 pilgrims have arrived through the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah since receiving the first Hajj flights, while the land immigration center received 49,806 pilgrims who arrived in Madinah through land border crossings.

The statistics also revealed the nationalities of pilgrims staying in Madinah, showing that Bangladeshi pilgrims are top residents of Madinah with 12,411, followed by Pakistanis with 8,229, Indians with 6,595, Iranians with 6,433, and Nigerians with 6,320.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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