8 Hottest Places On Earth With The Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded

Billy Rogers

Lut Desert, Iran 

Highest temperature: 159.3°F (70.7°C) in 2005; hyper-arid basin with vast sand dunes; population: unknown; average temperatures: 45-112°F; nearby communities rely on camels and underground dwellings

Al-Azizia, Libya 

Highest temperature: 136.4°F (58°C) on September 13, 1922; hot semi-arid climate; population: 23,399 estimated; average temperatures: 42-100°F; traditional homes with thick walls and small windows

Furnace Creek, USA 

Highest temperature: 134°F (56.7°C) on July 10, 1913; in Death Valley, the hottest and driest place in North America; population: 172; average temperatures: 38-115°F; park rangers and tourism staff adapt to desert rhythm

Kebili, Tunisia 

Highest temperature: 131°F (55°C) on July 7, 1931; on the edge of the Sahara Desert, hot desert climate; population: 171,478 estimated; average temperatures: 43-101°F

Mitribah, Kuwait

Highest temperature: 129°F (54°C) on July 21, 2016; hot desert climate, uninhabited; average temperatures: 44-117°F; nearby towns like Abdali, Jahra, and Wafra provide agricultural and historical significance

Turbat, Pakistan

Highest temperature: 128.7°F (53.7°C) on May 28, 2017; located on the Makran Coast, arid and unforgiving climate; population: 213,831 (2017); average temperatures: 50-110°F

Abadan, Iran 

Highest temperature: 127.4°F (53°C) on August 5, 2022; known for its hot and humid climate; population: 231,000 (2016); average temperatures: 46-114°F

Mungeshpur, Delhi

Highest temperature: 127.2°F (52.9°C) on May 29, 2024; located on the outskirts of Delhi, recorded Delhi's hottest temperature; population: 3,398; average temperatures: 46-103°F

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