Death Valley, California, USA
With an average temperature of 46.9°C (116.4°F), Death Valley is considered the hottest place on Earth. It is located in the Mojave Desert and is known for its otherworldly landscape and extreme temperatures.
Located in the Danakil Depression, Dallol has an average annual temperature of 35°C (95°F). It is a volcanic crater and geothermal area known for its colourful hot springs, salt formations, and unique landscape.
This city in West Africa has an average temperature of 34°C (93°F) and can reach highs of up to 47°C (117°F) during the hottest months. It is a historic centre of Islamic learning and was once a major trading hub for salt, gold, and slaves.
Dasht-e Lut, Iran
This desert in Iran holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth, at 70.7°C (159.3°F). It is known for its unique landscape of sand dunes, salt flats, and volcanic features.
Located in the Sahara Desert, Kebili has an average temperature of 33.8°C (92.8°F). It is a popular destination for tourists interested in desert landscapes, ancient ruins, and traditional Bedouin culture.
Tirat Zvi, Israel
This kibbutz in the Jordan Valley has an average temperature of 33.6°C (92.5°F). It is known for its agricultural production, particularly its date palm groves.
Wadi Halfa, Sudan
This town on the Nile River’s banks has an average temperature of 33.4°C (92.1°F). It is an important transport hub for trade between Sudan and Egypt and is home to several historic sites including a 19th-century fort.
With an average temperature of 32.7°C (90.9°F), Jacobabad is one of the hottest places in South Asia. It is located in the Sindh province and is known for its agriculture, particularly its cotton production.
This mining town in the Sahara Desert has an average temperature of 32.5°C (90.5°F). It is home to one of the largest uranium mines in the world and is an important centre for Niger’s mining industry.
Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran
This city on the Persian Gulf has an average temperature of 32.2°C (90°F) and holds the record for the highest heat index ever recorded, at 74°C (165°F). It is a major centre for petrochemical production and is known for its hot and humid summers.