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Top 10 Hottest Places

We're a funny bunch, aren't we? Weather it's too hot or too cold, we are never happy... But here are some really extreme temperatures!

Death Valley USA

1. Death Valley (USA)
Date - Jul 10, 1913
Temperature
°C - 56.7
°F - 134
Death Valley is an appropriate name for the hottest place on Earth! Straddling Nevada and California, the native American Timbisha people still live here. "Death Valley" is not a translation from an indigenous description, it was named that by English settlers back in 1849, possibly as a warning of its extreme heat.

Kebili Tunisia

2. Kebili (Tunisia)
Date - Jul 7, 1931
Temperature
°C - 55
°F - 131

Tirat Zvi Israel

3. Tirat Zvi (Israel)
Date - Jun 21, 1942
Temperature
°C - 54
°F - 129

Kuwait International Airport

4. Kuwait International Airport
Date - Aug 3, 2011
Temperature
°C - 53.5
°F - 128.3

Mohenjo daro Sindh Pakistan

5. Mohenjo-daro, Sindh (Pakistan)
Date - May 26, 2010
Temperature
°C - 53.5
°F - 128.3

Basra Iraq

6. Basra (Iraq)
Date - Jun 14, 2010
Temperature
°C - 52
°F - 125.7

Jeddah Saudia Arabia

7. Jeddah (Saudia Arabia)
Date - Jun 22, 2010
Temperature
°C - 52
°F - 125.7

Illizi Province Algeria

8. Illizi Province (Algeria)
Date - Aug 18, 2011
Temperature
°C - 51
°F - 123.8

Oodnadatta Australia

9. Oodnadatta (Australia)
Date - Feb 2, 1960
Temperature
°C - 50.7
°F - 123.3

Doha Qatar

10. Doha (Qatar)
Date - Jul 14, 2010
Temperature
°C - 50.4
°F - 122.7

Off The Chart - Russia is famous for its abundance of snow and extremely chilly conditions, but this isn't always the case... It's a huge place after all! In Kalmykia (south-west Russia), a record high temperature of 4113.7°F (45.4°C) was recorded on July 12, 2010. That was on hot summer!

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