Hottest country in the world - Top 10

Hottest country in the world - Top 10

Planet Earth is fantastic and beautiful. Every day a person can appreciate the natural beauty and take advantage of its gifts. However, there are places in the world where you understand how small and pathetic a person is in front of the forces of nature. Here we will be talking about the states that can be called the hottest country in the world.

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Top 10 hottest countries in the world

There are a lot of places all over the world where even in the winter time the thermometer marks do not fall below 15-20 °C. Below are just some of the hottest countries on earth. Read till the end, and you will find out what country can be called the hottest in the world now and why. Also, you will learn what the hottest places in the world are and what their maximum temperature is.

10. Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is on the 10th place in the ranking of the hottest countries. The average temperature recorded in the summer is +31 °C, in the winter + 28 °C.

Ethiopia is an African country officially recognized by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The climate of Ethiopia is humid and mild, as it is located on the Ethiopian highlands. But the eastern regions are the exact opposite. Here the climate is dry, hot and deserted.

The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa. In this city, you can see a mixture of different cultures. Ethiopian nature is rich in amazing landscapes, which attracts eco-tourists.

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9. Indonesia

The 9th place belongs to Indonesia. The average summer temperature in Indonesia is about + 31 °C, and in winter is + 29 °C. The climate of Indonesia can be divided into equatorial and subequatorial. Humidity is increased. Rains most often come torrential with thunderstorms. There is a large number of amazing plants due to precipitation.

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Indonesia, with more than 18,000 islands, is the largest and most diverse archipelago on Earth. Many of the islands are still uninhabited. The capital is Jakarta. The most unusual place created by nature is the lakes on Flores Island.

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8. India

India is placed on the 8th place in the ranking of the hottest countries. The average temperature in summer is + 32 °C, in winter the temperature falls slightly to + 16 °C. The climate in India depends on the Himalayan mountains and the Thor desert. The Himalayan peaks block the flow of cold wind, and the Thor desert causes summer monsoons. India is quite hot due to these factors.

India is an extraordinarily beautiful country, filled with bright colors, traditions, and incredible natural landscapes. The capital of India is Delhi. Various festivals are celebrated in this city.

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7. Malaysia

The 7th place in this ranking is given to Malaysia. The average summer temperature is + 32 °C, in winter the temperature remains almost unchanged. The climate is hot and humid - this is because the country is located close to the equator. This area is characterized by monsoon precipitation, which falls most often in spring and autumn.

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The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, but the largest city is considered Putrajaya. Malaysia is a developing and colorful country with rich historical heritage.

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6. Jamaica

In Jamaica, the average temperature in summer is about + 31-32 °C, in winter the temperature is almost the same, making it the sixth hottest country in the world. The climate is tropical, humid. Despite the high humidity, the heat is easily transferred here. Precipitation here is seasonal. Its main part falls in the autumn-spring period. The hottest months are July and August.

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5. Bahrain

The 5th place in the ranking took a very small the Arab Kingdom of Bahrain. In summer, the average temperature reaches + 33 °C, but it can rise to + 40 °C, winter is also warm, and the average temperature in winter is + 17 °C. The climate is very hot, dry, and tropical.

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Bahrain is located on 33 islands, 3 of which are large, the remaining relatively small. “Bahrain” in translation means two seas, probably referring to the Persian Sea and the huge reserves of fresh water found underground. The capital, main port, and largest city of the kingdom is Manama. “Manama” is translated as “city of dreams,” which fully corresponds to the appearance of the city.

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4. Vietnam

Vietnam is officially recognized by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is located on the Asian continent. This is the fourth hottest country on earth. The air temperature in summer is + 33 °C, it is difficult to call the winter cold, as the temperature in winter months is + 25 °C.

The climate in Vietnam can be divided into three zones: North, South, and Central. The climate in North Vietnam is humid and subtropical, while South Vietnam enjoys a tropical climate all year round. Central Vietnam is somewhere in the middle. The capital of Vietnam is the city of Hanoi. The temperature in Hanoi can vary from + 17 °C in January to + 29 °C in June.

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Summer monsoon rains fall throughout the country, which is the cause of typhoons. Winter in Vietnam is relatively dry compared to wet summers.

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3. United Arab Emirates

The 3rd place in the ranking belongs to the United Arab Emirates. The average temperature in the summer season is + 37 °C, but it happens that the temperature rises up to + 40 °C and higher. In the winter it is cold, but the average temperature during the day is + 20-23 °C, at night it is not much colder. The climate is extremely hot and dry, with little or no precipitation. The hottest months are July and August.

A desert called Rub al-Khali covers the largest part of the territory of the United Arab Emirates. This desert is the largest area that is covered in sand. The United Arab Emirates is deservedly called a paradise for tourists. The capital of Abu Dhabi is considered one of the hottest cities in the world. More recently, the entire territory of the state was a solid desert, and now holidays in the United Arab Emirates are a sign of luxury because the whole territory is built to take your breath away!

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2. Botswana

The next state in the ranking of the hottest countries is Botswana in South Africa. The average temperature in summer is + 40 °C, in the winter season + 25 °C. The capital of this state is Gaborone. The largest part of the territory is occupied by the waterless Kalahari desert, which affects the climate of the state.

The hottest month is October. It rains very little, and most often precipitation is accompanied by sunlight, as a result of which most of them simply evaporate. That is why Botswana is called the country of "eternal thirst," drought is a widespread phenomenon in these parts. There is a kind of motto - “Pula,” which means “Let it rain.” You can meet this motto on the emblem of the state and hear it as a greeting. The currency in the local language is also called “rain.”

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What is the hottest country in the world?

There are so many opinions on this matter on the Internet, many sources name Libya as the hottest country. For example, puts Libya in the first place. This nation holds the record for the highest temperature ever. In 1922, 57.8 degree Celsius was the highest temperature recorded in the country. You cannot function at such extreme heat. However, according to Guinness World Records the highest recorded temperature in the world is 56.7°C and was measured on the 10th of July, 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, the USA. So, in these terms, the USA also has the right to be called the hottest country in the world.

Some including insist that Kuwait is the hottest country in the world, some say that Australia. Australians call their country the hottest in the world according to They say this not only because of the high temperature but also because of the number of tourists who visit their country every year.

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Many sources including state that Qatar is the hottest country in the world.

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Djibouti also proudly calls itself the hottest country in the world. We can learn this thanks to With a year-round average heat of 83.3 degrees Fahrenheit (28.5 degrees Celsius), the tiny, East African nation of Djibouti can be called the hottest country on Earth.

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The hottest place on earth

However, there are other hot spots on earth where there is no even life. But some people still manage to live there. The real temperature record holder is the Dasht-e Lut desert. It is located in Iran. In 2005, experts recorded the highest temperature on the earth surface there. The data showed that the air warmed up to 70 degrees above zero Celsius. It was possible to make measurements using a space satellite called "Aqua."

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The desert is called the hottest spot in the world, as well as the aridest place on the planet. Moreover, no creature can survive there. Due to the strong winds, high dunes form in the Dasht-e Lut desert. The height of some of them reaches 500 meters.

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Another hot place is the Libyan city called El Azizia. The highest temperature in this place was recorded in the autumn of 1922. Then the thermometers showed 57.8 degrees. However, things are not as bad in this city as in the Iranian desert.

One of the hottest places on the planet is located one hour from the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, as soon as the traveler gets tired of the heat, he can immediately move closer to the sea breeze.

El Azizia

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There is the notorious Death Valley in the US state of California. The desert is 86 meters below sea level. And here in 1913, experts registered a record - the air warmed to 56.7 degrees above zero. In general, the average air temperature in the summer months here is kept at 47 degrees. And Death Valley is considered the driest territory of America.

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Another hottest place on the planet is Kebili in Tunisia. Here the temperature also breaks records. A mercury line can rise to 55 degrees. And this is perhaps the highest temperature data recorded in Africa. However, Kebili is a beautiful desert oasis where locals can escape from the intolerable heat. By the way, it is believed that this place was inhabited 200 thousand years ago. And the secret of the popularity of this area is palm trees and fresh water.

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Residents of the town of Timbuktu also suffer from the heat. The city is located at the intersection of trade routes in the Sahara. It was once the base of Islam in Africa and a scientific center where the vast collections of ancient manuscripts were found. But the heat does its job, and the desert conquers the territory of the city. Dunes sometimes grow on the streets, and the roads are entirely dominated by sand. From time to time the thermometer rises to 55 degrees Celsius.

Cold waters of Niger save the inhabitants. The river flows 24 kilometers from the city.

Timbuktu city

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Even though many of the above places are notorious for high temperature, they also attract many tourists from all over the world due to their unusually beautiful scenery.

The task to name the hottest country in the world appeared to not be an easy one, but we have tried our best to provide you with the latest info, but still, we believe that the answer to this question is open. Feel free to share the information with us. Probably you have some valuable facts that will help us to name the hottest country.

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