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see AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad was renamed Prayagraj by the state government in 2018, but the change has not yet been formally approved by the national government.
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; VaranasiVaranasi
, formerly Benares
, city (1991 pop. 1,030,863), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. Although a rail hub and trade center, Varanasi is chiefly important as a holy city.
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; JerusalemJerusalem
, Heb. Yerushalayim, Arab. Al Quds, city (1994 pop. 578,800), capital of Israel. East Jerusalem is also claimed by Palestinians as a future capital, and most nations have not formally recognized the city as the capital of Israel in the belief that its
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; MeccaMecca
or Makkah
, city (1993 pop. 966,381), capital of the Hejaz, W Saudi Arabia. The birthplace c.A.D. 570 of Muhammad the Prophet, it is the holiest city of Islam, and the goal of the annual Muslim hajj. It is c.
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; RomeRome,
Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome. Rome is also the capital of Latium, a region of central Italy, and of Rome prov.
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Holy City

poetical name for heaven. [World Rel.: NCE, 1213]
See: Heaven
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Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said, 'We are delighted to open our second Park Inn by Radisson in the holy city of Makkah.
The hotel features 355 modern rooms and suites, most of which overlook the holy city. Guests can choose between comfortable twin and king beds -- while each room includes individual climate control, a sofa bed, safety deposit box and free wireless high-speed Internet access.
Separately, the board also reviewed a proposal each for the governance of project and operation management at Makkah Grand Mosque , transport and roads in the Holy City of Makkah and Holy Sites, and to establishment endowment funds for Makkah.
The board approved a regulation to address undeveloped areas in Makkah, and reviewed proposals on transport and endowment funds concerning the holy city.
Photo feature by Nasser Al-Ajmi MAKKAH, May 31 (KUNA) -- Muslims from all over the globe travel to the holy city of Makkah during Ramadhan to perform umra (mini-pilgrimag) in a scene reflecting equality amongst all worshippers.
The Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for the Holy City of Makkah and the Holy Places discussed several topics and projects related to the commission, the first of which is the third Saudi expansion project of the Holy Mosque in Makkah, where the levels of achievement and the project's elements were reviewed and the coordination efforts among the competent authorities to provide the best services to pilgrims were discussed.
"We are delighted to open our fifth property in the Holy City of Makkah.
How can it be that after 2000 years of faithful and shared custody over their Holy City, Palestinians, Christian and Muslim, should lose their right to their spiritual and geographical home overnight?
The militants were killed in an air and ground operation on the borders between Anbar province and the holy city of Karbala, where millions of Shiite Muslims marked Ashura, the anniversary of the death of Imam al-Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohamed, Iraqi News reported.
It provides once-in-a-life time opportunity to all Muslims who can afford it wherever he may be to assemble at the holy city of Makkah where the Holy Kaaba is located, for five-day rituals of worship.
Summary: Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al-Arabiya TV reported.