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Where is the Hottest Place in the World

There are many countries all over the world that experience extremes in temperature. Many of the Middle Eastern countries experience very hot summers as do countries such as Australia and other countries that are close to the equator. It is difficult to accurately measure the hottest place in the world as people do not tend to inhabit many of the areas of the world that experience extreme temperatures. However, there is some data that can give us an indication of the hottest place in the world.

Highest Temperatures Recorded
The highest temperature ever recorded on earth was in 1922 in Al Aziziyah, Libya. On September 13, 1922, Al Aziziyah reached a maximum temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius). That is really hot! There is some controversy about whether the measurement was accurate due to a number of circumstances including the location of the weather station and the condition of the thermometer used to measure the temperature. If this measurement was not accurate than the highest recorded temperature on earth would have been in Death Valley, California, USA, where it got up to 134 Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on July 10, 1913.

The Hottest Place in the World
Despite Death Valley and Al Aziziyah recording scorching temperatures this does not make them the hottest places in the world. That honor belongs to Dallol, Ethiopia where the average temperature year round is 93.92°F (34.4°C). This city is regarded as the hottest inhabited place on the earth. Temperatures in this region can reach up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, or 62.8 Celsius. Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth. There are no roads; the only regular transport service is provided by camel caravans which travel to the area to collect salt. It is considered a ghost town due to its sparse population.

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