Monday, February 11, 2013

Hottest Places on Earth.

Al-Aziziyah, Libya.

Drive 40km south of Tripoli and you'll arrive at Al-Aziziyah, where - on September 13, 1922 - the world experienced its hottest air temperature ever recorded: 57.8°C (136.04 Fahrenheit).  located in Northwest Libya, it is the hottest habitable place on Earth. The town is less than an hour by car from the Mediterranean Sea, a handy tonic is the mercury ever again spikes towards such sweltering levels.

Death Valley, California.

The name of the place says it all. Located in Southeastern California, Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. The hottest temperature recorded in Death Valley is 56.7 degrees Celsius (134.06 Fahrenheit). Although Death Valley is very hot during the day, at night the temperature often drops below freezing. Hardly the environment you would expect to find hiking trails, resorts, and a bewilderingly green golf course. Ringed by mountains, Death Valley plunges to 86m below sea level, which helps explain the heat.

Ghudamis, Libya.

Libya is a hot place; Ghadames or Ghadamis is an oasis town in the Nalut District of the Tripolitania region in southwestern Libya. The highest temperature recorded in Ghudamis is 55 degrees Celsius (131 Fahrenheit). People build their houses out of lime, palm tree trunks, and mud in order to survive the brutal heat and sandstorms.

Kebili, Tunisia.

Kebili is a desert town or oasis in central Tunisia and one of the main cities in Nefzaoua. It is the capital of the Kebili Governorate.It is considered to be the fourth hottest place in the world with the hottest day ever recorded at 55 degrees Celsius. Kebili is also known for its excellent dates, reportedly some of the best quality dates in the world.

Timbuktu, Mali.

Timbuktu is located in West Africa in Mali. It is one of the most famous places in Africa. The temperature can get as high as 54.5 degrees Celsius (130 Fahrenheit). Timbuktu was a center of scholarship of key importance during the spread of Islam in Africa. There are the three notable mosques of Djinguereber, Sidi Yahya, and Sankore in Timbuktu and one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient manuscripts.

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