The Makkah Province or Mecca is the most populous province of Saudia Arabia. It is located in western Saudi Arabia and has an extended coastline.
Makkah is predominantly a modem city although it does contain a few houses from the Ottoman period. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a piligram to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is the center of the Islamic universe.