Hottest Place(s) On Earth
You might think the big deserts make the Hottest place(s) on earth. Well you are in for a surprise. Here are the top places on earth that experience the hottest temperature and most of them have people living there.
#1. Hottest Place on Earth Is: Al- Aziziyah, Libya
Al Aziziyah is also the hottest inhabited place on earth. It experienced the hottest ever recorded temperature in the world 57.8 degree Celsius (136.04 Fahrenheit) in 1922. It is the capital city of the Jafara district in Libya.
#2. Death Valley, California
The World Meteorological Observation (WMO) believes that the AL Aziziyah hottest temperature record was made by an inexperienced observer and it considers the record invalid. According to WMO, Death Valley in California in the hottest place on earth, with a record 56.7 degrees Celsius (134.06 Fahrenheit). Though it is extremely hot in the Death Valley during day, the temperature falls below freezing point at night. It has a subtropical desert climate with very hot, long summers, little rainfall and mild winters. The Valley is encircled by mountains, but its surface is flat and without plants. Hence, higher percentage of sun’s heat reaches the ground and gets absorbed by the soil and rock.
#3. Ghadames, Libya
Ghadames is an oasis town in Libya. The highest temperature recorded in Ghadames is 55 degree Celsius (131 Fahrenheit) and comes close to the other hottest places on earth. People survive the extreme heat and sandstorms by building homes out of lime and palm tree trunks as well as mud. Many streets in this town are covered and the roofs of the homes are interconnected to increase shade.
#4. Kebili, Tunisia
Kebili is a desert oasis in Tunisia. Around 18,000 people live here. The hottest temperature recorded ever here is 55 degree Celsius (130 Fahrenheit). People use a range of methods to survive unbearably hot days. They stockpile water and work hard to maintain a constant body temperature. Kebili is also renowned for some of the best quality dates in the world.
#5. Timbuktu, Mali
Timbuku is a city located in the Sahara Desert and around 10 miles away from the Niger River. The town is encircled by sand dunes and the streets are covered in sand. The highest recorded temperature in the town is 54.5 degree Celsius. People wear clothes that specially designed to block extremely hot air.
#6. Ahwaz Iran
Ahwaz lies in a desert and receives less than an inch of rain in a year. It is very hot in July, when the average temperature goes up to 47 degree Celsius. Shops and businesses remain closes around noon to escape the afternoon heat waves.