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GASTAT: The total number of pilgrims in 1439H Hajj season reached (2.371.675) pilgrims 3 Arafat, outskirts of Makkah, Saudi Arabia

On the other hand, the president of GASTAT, Dr. Fahad Altekhaifi thanked all the governmental security entities that supported GASTAT to implement its task in the hajj statistics of this year. He also praised the work of more than 450 statistical researchers who completed their assigned tasks for the hajj of this year after working 24/7 starting from the beginning of this month until the sunset of the day of Arafat.

Dr. Altekhaifi assured that all the details related to hajj statistics of the year 1439 H have been published along with this announcement through the statistical hajj map and the detailed bulletin for hajj statistics which include more than (40) statistical outputs on GASTAT official website www.stats.gov.sa to provide accurate and detailed statistics, data and information about the number of pilgrims from inside and outside Saudi Arabia to help and support the concerned entities in their future planning programs for the purpose of ensuring the necessary services for pilgrims., including all

social, health, security, food and transportation services by using time series of accurate data about the number of pilgrims, estimating the necessary labor force to serve the pilgrims and maintain their safety and comfort during the hajj season every year, examining the equipment and the main utilities in the city of Holy Makkah and its Holy places with taking that into consideration when preparing the necessary plans, in addition to supporting the researchers and beneficiaries who are interested in this field, evaluating the activities and the events arranged by the concerned entities of serving the pilgrims, and identifying the change in the way of arrival.

The statistical map and bulletin includes accurate and comprehensive data and information about the number of pilgrims according to the ways and dates of arrival. It also includes a number of main tables and charts such as: the number of pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia according to gender and the way of arrival, the arrival of the Saudi pilgrims according to the way of arrival and nationality, comparing the number of the Non-Saudi pilgrims who came from inside Saudi Arabia in the years 1438 H and 1439 H by nationality, the number of vehicles carrying pilgrims who came from inside Saudi Arabia to the city of Makkah by vehicle type and the date of arrival, pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia distributed according to gender and the way of arrival, pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia distributed according to gender and the date of arrival, and comparing the numbers of pilgrims coming from outside in the years 1438 H and 1439 H according to the way of arrival.

By the end of the Hajj statistical works, GASTAT wishes that God accepts the pilgrims' hajj and wishes success to all governmental and security entities and to other entities in Saudi Arabia to serve distinguished services and come out with a safe and distinct hajj season.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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