TOP 10 HOTTEST PLACES IN THE WORLD.

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DALLOL, ETHIOPIA
DALLOL, ETHIOPIA
#LOCATIONDEGREE CELSIUS°C/FAHRENHEIT(F)
10DALLOL, ETHIOPIA49/120.2
9OODNADATTA, AUSTRALIA50.7/122
8OUARGLA, ALGERIA51.3/124.34
7TIRAT ZVI, ISRAEL54/129.2
6KEBILI, TUNISIA55/131
5DEATH VALLEY, AMERICA56/132.8
4AL-AZIZIYAH, LIBYA57.8/136.04
3FLAMING MOUNTAINS, CHINA66.8/152.2
2LUT DESERT, IRAN70.7/159.26
BANDAR-E-MASHAR, IRAN74/165.2

#10. DALLOL, ETHIOPIA(49° CELSIUS)

For the 10th spot on our list we have Dallol, Ethiopia with its highest temperature ever recorded being 49 degrees celsius. It is a sparsely populated town located in northern Ethiopia. It is one of the hottest places in Africa and also one of the driest. It’s no wonder it holds the world record of the highest average temperature for an inhabited place at 34 degrees celsius.

DALLOL, ETHIOPIA
DALLOL, ETHIOPIA

#9. OODNADATTA, AUSTRALIA(50.7° CELSIUS).

OODNATA AUSTRALIA
OODNATA AUSTRALIA, SOURCE: GoldenRing, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 9th spot on our list, we have Oodnadatta, Australia, with its highest temperature ever recorded being 50.7 degree celsius. The town is located in Southern Australia and has been used by the native aborigines as a trade route for thousands of years. The town has a highly arid climate with extremely hot temperatures reaching about 32 degrees daily and, despite it being a trade route; it wasn’t actually permanently settled on by the aborigines.

#8. OUARGLA, ALGERIA(51.3° CELSIUS)

OUARGLA
OUARGLA, SOURCE: Abdelkadermer, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 8th spot on our list, we have Ouargla, Algeria, with its highest temperature ever recorded being at 51.3 degree celsius. The city is located in southern Algeria and plays host to two of the oldest mosques in the region, the Ibadhi mosque and the Al-Masjid Al-Atiq. Generally, the climate of the city is quite arid with it experiencing low rainfall and long hot summers.

#7. TIRAT ZVI, ISRAEL (54° CELSIUS).

TIRAT ZVI
TIRAT ZVI, SOURCE: אסף.צ at Hebrew Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 7th spot on our list we have Tirat Zvi, Israel with its highest temperature ever recorded being at 54 degree celsius. The place is named after Rabbi Zvi Kalischer, a prominent leader of Hoveivei Zion, it also means Zvi’s fort in Hebrew. Tirat Zvi has quite an extreme climate with the fort holding the Asian record of it having the highest daytime temperature ever recorded at 54 degrees celsius.

#6. KEBILI, TUNISIA(55° CELSIUS).

KEBILI
KEBILI, SOURCE: Madhif, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 6th spot on our list we have Kebili, Tunisia with its highest temperature ever recorded being 55 degrees celsius. It is a diverse town located in south-western Tunisia that is inhabited by peoples such as the Arabs and Berbers. It is also one of the oldest inhabited places in Tunisia, with evidence suggesting humans inhabited the place as far back as 200,000 years ago. Due to its frequent high temperatures, the town has been used as a site by scientists to test out their solar energy plans.

#5. DEATH VALLEY, AMERICA(56° CELSIUS).

DEATH VALLEY
DEATH VALLEY

For the 5th spot on our list we have Death Valley, America with its highest temperature ever recorded being at 56 degree celsius. The place is located in Eastern California and sits at 282 feet below sea, hence the term ‘valley’. Death Valley has an extremely dry and hot climate with the place experiencing very long hot summers and also little rainfall. Death Valley is so hot that it has gone on record as having the highest ambient air temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth at 56.4 degrees celsius. It also makes having the warmest 24 hour temperature record on earth at 47.5 degrees celsius.

#4. AL-AZIZIYAH, LIBYA (57.8° CELSIUS).

AZIZIYAH
AZIZIYAH SOURCE: Luca Galuzzi, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 4th spot on our list we have Al-Aziziyah, Libya with its highest temperature ever recorded being at 57.8 degrees celsius. It is located in northwestern Libya and is a major trade centre, with the town being so close to a large water body. The town has a semi-arid climate with its highest temperature ever recorded, being at 57.8 degrees Celsius. Though the record has been contested, the place usually records temperatures of about 48 degrees.

#3. FLAMING MOUNTAINS, CHINA (66.8° CELSIUS).

FLAMING MOUNTAINS
FLAMING MOUNTAINS, SOURCE:Zossolino, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 3rd spot on our list we have the Flaming Mountains of China, with its highest temperature ever recorded being 66.8 degrees celsius. Also known as the Huoyan Mountains, located in Xinjiang, China, the Flaming Mountains has an average height of 500m and is about 100km long. The Mountains have an extreme climate with it experiencing extremely hot and long summers, making it the hottest place in all of china. The place also has one of the largest thermometers in China, thus making a tourist hotspot.

#2. LUT DESERT, IRAN(70.7° CELSIUS).

LUT DESERT
LUT DESERT

For the 2nd spot on our list we have Lut Desert, Iran, with its highest temperature ever recorded being 70.7 degree celsius. Also known as the Dasht-e-lut, meaning empty plain in Persian. It is one of the driest and hottest places on earth with it having the world temperature of the hottest place on earth at 70.7 degrees celsius. The place is so dry that it’s totally uninhabited by any living thing, be it vegetation or animal.

#1.BANDAR-E-MASHAR, IRAN(74° CELSIUS).

BANDAR-E-MAHSHAHR
BANDAR-E-MAHSHAHR, SOURCE: Maeffjus, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 1st spot on our list we have Bandar-e-mashar, with its highest temperature ever recorded being 74 degrees celsius. The city is located is southwestern Iran and plays host to two important engineering universities, Amirkabir University of Technology and Islamic Azad University of Mahshahr. The city has an extreme climate, with air temperatures reaching as high as 46 degrees in some months and its relative humidity being around reaching about 45%. Now with these two factors taken into consideration, the city recorded the second highest heat index of anywhere on earth at 74 degrees celsius.

This brings us to the end of our list of the hottest places in the world. Please feel free to let us know about any of the places you might have visited or would like to visit in the comment section below.

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