Makkah Al-Mokarramah · Population

Question: What is the population of Makkah Al-Mokarramah? Answer: Makkah Al-Mokarramah (مكة المكرمة), Saudi Arabia (capital: Makkah) - last known population is ≈ 8 293 300 (year 2016). This was 25.789% of total Saudi Arabia population. In this year, Makkah Al-Mokarramah population density was 54.2 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2014-2016 (+2.47%/year), Makkah Al-Mokarramah population in 2018 would be: 8 708 413*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1992-2004] +2.19 %/year
[2004-2010] +2.98 %/year
[2010-2014] +3.38 %/year
[2014-2016] +2.47 %/year


GPS coordinates: 27.538828, 41.684351

Makkah Al-Mokarramah on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1992c, 2004c, 2010c, 2014e, 2016e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
General Authority for Statistics
Central Department of Statistics and Information | Saudi Open Data
Population Distribution by Areas
Saudi Arabia: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population World Gazeeteer
UN HABITAT III - report PDF, p.9
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).