Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 21.422510, 39.826168.
Mecca (مكة المكرمة) is a city known as the holy place for all Muslims. It is located in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia and is one of the principal and largest cities of the province of Hejazi. It is the place of the annual pilgrimage of the dozens of millions of Muslims who, according to the Qur'an, have to visit the Kaaba, the most sacred Mosque and location for all Muslims. Mecca is the home to the Kaaba and also it is considered to be the birthplace of Muhammad, the main prophet of the Islamic religion. Thus, in addition to the holy Kaaba, there are many other landmarks and holy places in Mecca connected with the life and the deeds of Muhammad as the prophet of Islam. In particular, the place where he received his first revelation of the Quran known as Hira is among the most popular and the most visited landmarks of the area.
The city has a great location and wonderful setting, on a small valley between the hills of western Saudi Arabia. Tourists and pilgrims who visit the sacred cave of Hira enjoy observing the city from the top of the hill. Mecca has a special culture and special style of arts influenced by other traditions and customs brought by the nations that used to rule the area, from the Egyptians to the Ottomans. Traditionally, the city is considered to be the center of enlightenment and education so there are a few universities and international private schools located in Mecca. The city is also famous for its excellent and modern hospitals, so many of those who come for pilgrimage tend to find a place to stay in Mecca and benefit from the opportunity to improve their health.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia Lat Long Coordinates Info
The latitude of Mecca, Saudi Arabia is 21.422510, and the longitude is 39.826168. Mecca, Saudi Arabia is located at Saudi Arabia country in the Cities place category with the gps coordinates of 21° 25' 21.0360'' N and 39° 49' 34.2048'' E.
|DMS Lat||21° 25' 21.0360'' N|
|DMS Long||39° 49' 34.2048'' E|
Coordinates of Mecca, Saudi Arabia is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format.
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