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Which Countries Have the Highest Number of Hajj Pilgrims in 2017?

This year’s Hajj will see around two million Muslims converge in Makkah and its surrounding areas to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.

Millions apply from Muslim-majority countries but due to a quota system, not everyone is able to come – the Saudi authorities usually allocate 1,000 places for each million Muslim per country.

The following graphic shows the top 10 countries who have the highest numbers of Hajj pilgrims in 2017:

1. Indonesia – 221,000
2. Pakistan – 179,210
3. India – 170,000
4. Bangladesh – 127,198
5. Egypt – 108,000
6. Iran – 86,500
7. Nigeria – 79,000
8. Turkey – 79,000
9. Algeria – 36,000
10. Morocco – 31,000

Source: Al Jazeera

According to the Saudi Press Agency, as of 26th August 2017, 1,584,269 pilgrims have so far arrived to perform Hajj. 1,483,522 pilgrims arrived by air; 86,149 by land; and 14,598 by sea.

Related: Fascinating Photos of Pilgrims from 10 Countries During Hajj in 1880

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