|• Provincial Governor||Meshal bin Abdullah Al Saud|
|Elevation||1,879 m (6,165 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+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.  The location, on the Meccah to Taif Road, is a wide arid valley surrounded by barren rocky mountains.