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

Awtas
Locality
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
CountryFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
ProvinceMakkah
Government
 • Provincial GovernorMeshal bin Abdullah Al Saud
Elevation
1,879 m (6,165 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Arabian Standard Time)

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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.