What Is the Hottest Country on Earth?

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The hottest country in the world is Libya, where temperatures higher than 136 degrees Fahrenheit are recorded. The country's terrain is almost completely desert, with little rainfall and very hot temperatures year round.

Many of the hottest countries in the world are in the Middle East or North Africa. These include Saudi Arabia, which experiences temperatures higher than 122 degrees Fahrenheit year round; Iraq, where even winter temperatures hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit; Algeria, where summertime temperatures top 122 degrees Fahrenheit; and Iran, where average temperatures are routinely more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest country outside this region is India, where southern cities experience high temperatures year round.