Mecca

Once a dusty desert town, Mecca, in what is now , is today the real Mecca for Muslims. Other than being the foremost place of pilgrimage for Muslims worldwide, it is the cultural capital of the Islamic world and a true melting pot of worldwide Muslims.
Photo: MrJoker07, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Religious building
The , also spelled Ka'bah or Kabah, sometimes referred to as al-Kaʿbah al-Musharrafah, is a building at the center of Islam's most important mosque, the in Mecca, . Photo: al-fassam, CC BY 2.0.

Building
The is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, . Photo: Yousefmadari, Public domain.

Mecca

Latitude
21.4225° or 21° 25' 21.1" north
Longitude
39.8262° or 39° 49' 34.3" east
Population
1,530,000
United Nations Location Code
SA MAK
Elevation
333 metres (1093 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 4308338842
Geo­Names ID
104515
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Mekka
  • Achinese: Meukah
  • Afar: Mekke
  • Afrikaans: Mekka
  • Albanian: Meka
  • Amharic: መካ
  • Arabic: Mecca
  • Arabic: أم القرى
  • Arabic: البلد الأمين
  • Arabic: بكة
  • Arabic: مكة
  • Arabic: مكة المكرمة
  • Arabic: مكه المكرمه
  • Arabic: مكّة المكرمة
  • Aragonese: A Meca
  • Armenian: Մեքքա
  • Assamese: মক্কা
  • Asturian: La Meca
  • Avaric: Макка
  • Awadhi: मक्का
  • Azerbaijani: Məkkə
  • Balinese: Mekkah
  • Bashkir: Мәккә
  • Basque: Meka
  • Belarusian: Мекка
  • Belarusian: Мэка
  • Bengali: মক্কা
  • Bhojpuri: मक्का (शहर)
  • Bosnian: Mekka
  • Breton: Mekka
  • Bulgarian: Мека
  • Burmese: မက္ကာမြို့
  • Catalan: La Meca
  • Cebuano: Meca
  • Cebuano: Mecca
  • Central Bikol: Meka
  • Central Kurdish: مەککە
  • Chechen: Макка
  • Chinese: Makka
  • Chinese: 麥加
  • Chinese: 麦加
  • Chuvash: Мекка
  • Cornish: Mekka
  • Croatian: Meka
  • Czech: Mekka
  • Danish: Mekka
  • Dhivehi: މައްކާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Meka
  • Dotyali: मक्का
  • Dutch: Mekka
  • Egyptian Arabic: مكه
  • English: Bakkah
  • English: Holy City of Mecca
  • English: Makkah
  • English: Makkah al-Mukarramah
  • English: Makkah al Mukarramah
  • English: Mother of All Settlements
  • English: The Holy City of Mecca
  • English: Umm al-Qurā
  • Erzya: Мекка ош
  • Esperanto: Mekao
  • Esperanto: Mekko
  • Estonian: Meka
  • Extremaduran: La Meca
  • Faroese: Mekka
  • Fiji Hindi: Makka
  • Finnish: Mekka
  • French: La Mecque
  • Friulian: La Meche
  • Galician: A Meca
  • Gan Chinese: 麥加
  • Georgian: მექა
  • German: Mekka
  • Gorontalo: Mekkah
  • Gothic: 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌺𐌰
  • Greek: Μάκκα
  • Greek: Μάκκα αλ-Μουκάραμα
  • Greek: Μέκκα
  • Greek: مكة المكرمة
  • Guarani: Méka
  • Gujarati: મક્કા
  • Hausa: Makkah
  • Hausa: Meka
  • Hawaiian: Meka
  • Hebrew: מכה
  • Hindi: मक्का
  • Hungarian: Mekka
  • Icelandic: Mekka
  • Ido: Meka
  • Iloko: Meka
  • Indonesian: Makkah
  • Indonesian: Mekkah
  • Ingush: Макка
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Mecca
  • Interlingue: Mekka
  • Irish: Meice
  • Italian: La Mecca
  • Italian: Makka al-Mukarrama
  • Jamaican Creole English: Meka
  • Japanese: ウンム・アル=クラー
  • Japanese: マッカ
  • Japanese: マッカ・アル=ムカッラマ
  • Japanese: メッカ
  • Javanese: Mekah
  • Javanese: Mekkah
  • Kabiyè: Maka
  • Kabyle: Mekka
  • Kalaallisut: Mekka
  • Kannada: ಮೆಕ್ಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Mekka
  • Kazakh: Мекендердің анасы
  • Kazakh: Мекке
  • Kazakh: Уммуль Қура
  • Kirghiz: Меке
  • Korean: 메카
  • Kurdish: Meke
  • Ladin: Mecca
  • Lak: Макка
  • Lao: Meka
  • Latin: Mecca
  • Latvian: Meka
  • Lezghian: Мекка
  • Limburgan: Mekka
  • Literary Chinese: 天方
  • Lithuanian: Meka
  • Lojban: makax
  • Lombard: La Meca
  • Low German: Mekka
  • Luxembourgish: Mekka
  • Macedonian: Мека
  • Malagasy: Maka (any Arabia Saodita)
  • Malagasy: Maka
  • Malay: Makkah
  • Malay: Makkah al-Mukarramah
  • Malay: Mekah
  • Malayalam: മക്ക
  • Maltese: Mekka
  • Manipuri: ꯃꯦꯛꯀꯥ
  • Marathi: मक्का
  • Mazanderani: مکه
  • Min Dong Chinese: Mecca
  • Min Nan Chinese: Makka
  • Minangkabau: Makah
  • Mingrelian: მექა
  • Mirandese: Meca
  • Mongolian: Мекка
  • Mongolian: ꯃꯦꯛꯀꯥ
  • N'Ko: ߓߞߊ߫
  • N'Ko: ߛߎ߰ߘߎ߬ߟߊ߫ ߛߏ ߘߏ߫ ߟߋ߬
  • N'Ko: ߛߏ߫ ߞߎ߲߬ߠߊ߬ߝߎ߬ߟߋ߲߬ߣߍ߲
  • N'Ko: ߡߞߊ߫
  • N'Ko: ߡߞߊ߫ ߡߊߓߏ߲߬ߧߊ߬ߣߍ߲
  • Nepali: मक्का
  • Newari: मक्का
  • Northern Frisian: Mekka
  • Norwegian: Mekka
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mekka
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Mekka
  • Nyanja: Mecca
  • Occitan (post 1500): La Mèca
  • Ossetian: Меккæ
  • Pampanga: Meka
  • Panjabi: ਮੱਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Mekka
  • Persian: مكة المكرّمة
  • Persian: مکه
  • Picard: El Mèke
  • Piemontese: La Mëcca
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Meka
  • Polish: Mekka
  • Portuguese: Meca
  • Quechua: Makka
  • Romanian: Mecca
  • Russia Buriat: Мекка
  • Russian: Мекка
  • Rusyn: Мекка
  • Samogitian: Meka
  • Santali: ᱢᱚᱠᱠᱟ
  • Santali: ᱢᱮᱠᱠᱟ
  • Scots: Mecca
  • Scottish Gaelic: Mecca
  • Serbian: Мека
  • Serbo-Croatian: Meka
  • Sicilian: Mecca
  • Silesian: Mekka
  • Sindhi: مڪو
  • Sinhala: මක්කම
  • Slovak: Mekka
  • Slovenian: Meka
  • Somali: Makka
  • Somali: Mekka
  • South Azerbaijani: مکه
  • Spanish: La Meca
  • Sundanese: Mekah
  • Swahili: Makka
  • Swedish: Mecka
  • Swedish: Mekka
  • Swiss German: Mekka
  • Tagalog: Meka
  • Tajik: Макка
  • Tajik: Маккаи Олиҳиммат
  • Tajik: Маккаи мукаррама
  • Tamil: உம்முல் குறா
  • Tamil: பக்கா
  • Tamil: மக்கம்
  • Tamil: மக்கா
  • Tamil: மக்காத்துல் முகர்ரமா
  • Tamil: மெக்கா
  • Tatar: Mäkkä
  • Tatar: Мәккә
  • Telugu: మక్కా
  • Thai: มักกะฮ์
  • Tibetan: མ་ཁ།
  • Tosk Albanian: Mekka
  • Turkish: Mekke
  • Turkmen: Mekge
  • Uighur: Mekke
  • Uighur: مەككە
  • Ukrainian: Макараба
  • Ukrainian: Макка
  • Ukrainian: Мекка
  • Upper Sorbian: Mekka
  • Urdu: مکہ
  • Uzbek: Makka
  • Veps: Mekk
  • Vietnamese: Mecca
  • Volapük: Mäkkä
  • Võro: Meka
  • Waray (Philippines): Mecca
  • Welsh: Mecca
  • Western Frisian: Mekka
  • Western Panjabi: مکہ
  • Wu Chinese: 麦加
  • Yakut: Мекка
  • Yiddish: מעקא
  • Yoruba: Mẹ́kkà
  • Yue Chinese: 麥加
  • 'A Mecca
  • Macoraba
  • Makkah al Mukarraman

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