El Azizia, Libya • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

El Azizia, Libya

Also known as Azizya, this small town hit a scorching temperature of 136.4 degrees in 1922 – the highest temperature ever recorded anywhere on the planet. This temperature, however, was determined to be invalid 90 years later by the World Meteorological Organization. Despite not keeping the world record, Azizya is still one of the most blistering hot places with regular temperatures over 120 degrees in the summer.

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