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The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 21.422487, 39.826206.

The Kaaba or Ka'aba is the most sacred place for Muslims, and it is a cuboid construction located in the center of Al-Masjid-al-Haram, a huge mosque in the city of Mecca, which can be found in the western region of Saudi Arabia. The Kaaba is considered to be the "House of God" and it plays an extremely important role for all the Muslims in the world. When performing salat (a special Muslim prayer), all Muslims from around the world have to stay facing the direction of the Kaaba (this direction is called the qibla). Besides, as it is stated in the Koran, every Muslim in the world should perform an act of pilgrimage (a hajj) at least once in their life and arrive at the Kabe (getting there preferably by feet) in order to perform the ritual of Tawaf.

The Kaaba is the holiest site for all Muslims and annually it is estimated that it is visited by over 3 million people during the period of hajj. The building itself is a cube-like one, with a height close to 45 feet. There is a room inside the Kaaba, with the interior made of limestone and marble. There is also a way to go out to the roof of the Kaaba, but certainly, it is not possible just for usual pilgrims. Twice a year the building of the Kaaba is opened for the standard procedure called the cleaning. As one of the most visited places located on the planet, the Kaaba from time to time needs maintenance and renovation. The last one took place in 2013 when the area was renovated and extended a bit. Undoubtedly, the Kaaba is one of the key symbols of the Muslim religion.

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The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Lat Long Coordinates Info

The latitude of The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia is 21.422487, and the longitude is 39.826206. The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia is located at Saudi Arabia country in the Religious Centers place category with the gps coordinates of 21° 25' 20.9532'' N and 39° 49' 34.3416'' E.

The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Geographic Information
CountrySaudi Arabia
DMS Lat21° 25' 20.9532'' N
DMS Long39° 49' 34.3416'' E
UTM Easting585,624.85
UTM Northing2,369,132.09
CategoryReligious Centers
Country CodeSA
Zoom Level15

Coordinates of The Kaaba, 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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Haaji M Chandmohamed 2016-12-25 10:51:33

Very useful information seen, helped to decide the correct direction of a proposed new Mosque in our area.