Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Mecca or Makkah is a city in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia that is also capital of the Makkah Region. The city is located 70km inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277m above sea level, and 340km south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the hajj ("pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah.As the birthplace of Muhammad and the site of Muhammad's ...

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