Top 10 Hottest Places in the World

There are many places on this Earth which are very hot almost at every time of the year but the names that has been included in the record of top 10 hottest places in the world has no comparison. Few of them have such hot and dry weather that even preparing curd becomes impossible since bacteria can’t grow, forget about a comfortable life style. Refer the list of top 10 hottest places in the world to gather more information on these hot places.

Top 10 Hottest Places in the World

Top Ten Hottest Places in the World

Know about the extreme climatic conditions and high rate of summer temperatures of the cities which has been listed as the top ten hottest places in the world.

1. Al’Aziziyah

Also spelled as El Azizia, Al’Aziziyah is the capital city of the Jafara district in north-western Libra and is one of the hottest places in the world. in the year 1022, it has recorded the highest ever temperature of 136 F. Aziziya is a major trade centre of the Sahel Jeffare plateau, being on a trade route from the coast to the Nafusa Mountain and the Fezzan region to the south.

2. Death Valley

Located in Eastern California, Death Valley is a desert valley and is one of the best geological examples of a basin and range configuration. The valley is surrounded by mountains, while its surface is mostly flat and devoid of plants allowing a high percentage of the sun’s heat to reach the ground to be absorbed by soil and rock. The depth and shape of Death Valley influence its summer temperatures and due to this it has a scoring temperature of 134 F.

3. Ghadames

Roughly 462 kilometres to the southwest of Tripoli, Ghadames is an Oasis town in the Nalut district of South western Libra. The oasis has a population of around 10,000, mainly Berbers, an ethnic group of North Africa. It is also referred to as the “Pearl of the Sahara” and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The recorded temperature of the place is 131.0 F and the name of the city is believed to have some connections with the name of the ancient Berber tribe.

4. Kebili

The fourth in the league of top 10 hottest places in the world is Kebili, a desert town in central Tunisia with an extreme temperature of 131.0 F. It is one of the oldest Oasis in Tunisia and a main city in Nefzaoua. Like many other Tunisian towns even it was under the Roman Empire and Arabic is the dominant language of the region. The Kebili population is diverse compared to other Tunisian governorates but the most famous tourism spot in Tunisia, the Saharan Gate, is situated here.

5. Timbuktu

Apart from being a tourist attraction, Timbuktu also has a name for witnessing the highest temperature during summers. May is the hottest month of the year when 130.1 F has been documented as the highest temperature and lies at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Mali, West Africa. Once upon a time it was an outstanding trade post and centre of Islamic learning but nowadays it has turned into an administration hub with a population of 32,000 people.

6. Araouane

Araouane is a small village which lies 243 Km from Timbuktu and it once served as the medium in the trans-Saharan trade. May is the month with the highest temperature of 130.0 F and has a significantly low population with 900 and 1000 inhabitants. The area is surrounded by desert and the worst is that it receives very little rainfall which hinders vegetation growth.

7. Tirat Tavi

Tirat Tavi is situated in Beit Shean Valley to the south of Israel. It is just 200 meters below the sea level and the highest noted temperature is about 129 F. In Asian subcontinent, the place was known to be the hottest in 1942 which recorded its highest temperature of 129.1 F. Tirat Tsvi has a population of less than 1,000 but is the largest producer of dates.

8. Ahwaz

Built on the banks of the Karun River, Ahwaz is the capital city of Khuzestan Province, Iran with a population density of 1,425,891 individuals according to 2006 census. The region has desert type of climate with long, extremely hot summers with around 128.3 F temperature and mild, short winters. Ahvaz is also known for its universities as well as its role in commerce and industry.

9. Aghajari

Aghajari is situated in the province of Khuzestan in Iran with an average population of 13,152. The low number of inhabitants is due to its scorching summers with 128.0 F and the Iran-Iraq War in 1986. With extreme weather conditions the hottest month of the year is July when surviving at times seems impossible.

10. Wadi Halfa

The tenth name in the group of top ten hottest places in the world has been given to Wadi Halfa. The city is located on the shores of Lake Nubia in northern Sudan. The city has a population of about 15,725 according to 2007 reports and a high temperature of 127.0 F. During the World War II it was also a communications post for Allied Forces in Africa.

One thought on “Top 10 Hottest Places in the World

  1. Vanessa @ Green Global Travel

    Wow, a temperature of 136 F blows my mind. Sometimes it feels like the southeastern US is the hottest in the world! Thanks for sharing this interesting list!


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