Awtas

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Awtas
Locality
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Awtas is located in Saudi Arabia
Awtas
Awtas
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 21°26′N 40°21′E / 21.433°N 40.350°E / 21.433; 40.350Coordinates: 21°26′N 40°21′E / 21.433°N 40.350°E / 21.433; 40.350
Country Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Province Makkah
Government
 • Provincial Governor Meshal bin Abdullah Al Saud
Elevation 1,879 m (6,165 ft)
Time zone Arabian Standard Time (UTC+3)

Awtas or Autas is a location in Saudi Arabia where the Battle of Hunayn and the Battle of Autas took place.

Awtas is located between Mecca and Taif at a distance of fourteen to fifteen Miles from Mecca. It is located in the Hunayn or Hunain Valley of the Sarawat Mountains.[1] [2] The location, on the Meccah to Taif Road, is a wide arid valley surrounded by barren rocky mountains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Osborne, A Complete History of the Arabs: From the Birth of Mohammed to the Reduction of Baghdad (1761), p184.
  2. ^ Hunayn Valley, Saudi Arabia.