10 Interesting Makkah Facts

Sunday, June 29th 2014. | Cities

Find out the information about the holy city in the world by reading Makkah facts.  The city is surrounded by mountains and hills. The founder the city is Prophet Ibrahim Al Khalil. If you are interested to find out facts about Makkah below:

Makkah Facts 1: Saudi Arabia

Makkah is also called Mecca.  It is considered as the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia.  The city is located in Hejaz.

Makkah Facts 2: height

The height of this city is around 909 feet and 277 meter above sea level.  Makkah is located around 43 miles or 70 kilometer from Jeddah.

Makkah at Night

Makkah at Night

Makkah Facts 3: population

Based on the data in 2012, Makkah is a home to more than 2 million people. But the visitors of this city are very abundant in the hajj period.

Makkah Facts 4: the birthplace of Muhammad

Makkah is called as one of the important cities of the Islam people. It is called as the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad. The first revelation of the Quran was located here.  It is in a cave about 2 miles or 3.2 km from Makkah.

Makkah Facts

Makkah Facts

Makkah Facts 5: Hajj season

The all able Muslims are obliged to do Hajj by visiting Makkah.  The Muslim people will do a pilgrimage here. Find out the detail of Islam facts here.

Makkah Facts 6: Kaaba

Kaaba is the holiest site in Makkah.  When Muslims pray to God, they are directed to Kaaba.

Makkah Pic

Makkah Pic

Makkah Facts 7: modern Makkah

The infrastructure and size of Makkah are expanded in this modern day. It is a home to Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel called as Abrah Al Bait. It is considered as the third largest building in the world.

Makkah Facts 8: visitors

There are at least 15 million Muslims who come to Makkah to do Hajj.  The only visitors for this city are the Muslim people. The non Muslims are prohibited to enter the city.

Makkah Pics

Makkah Pics

Makkah Facts 9: climate

The Climate in Makkah is arid and hot. During the summer season, it can reach 104 degree F or 40 degree C.

Makkah Facts 10: Masjid al-Haram

Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world. It is located in Makkah. The mosque   is located round Kaaba.



Many people call Masjid Al-Haram as Grand Mosque or he Haram. Are you interested reading facts about Makkah?

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