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Ranking the top 10 hottest countries on Earth

Which are the top 10 hottest Countries on Earth? When considering the most sweltering countries on Earth, the Sahara desert region or the Middle East may come to mind immediately. However, it may surprise you to learn that the small island nation of Tuvalu, located far from those regions, is also among the hottest countries in the world.

Visual Representation of the Most Sweltering Nations on Earth:

We will explore the warmest countries in the world, beginning with the hottest. The temperature measurements provided are not just for summer, but rather represent the average temperature throughout the entire year, taking into account both winter and summer temperatures.

1. Mali

Located in Mali, Songho Dogon village experiences the highest annual average temperature, making it the hottest country in the world.

Mali has the distinction of being the country with the highest average temperature in the world, reaching 83.89 °F (28.83 °C). It is situated on the border of the Sahara desert and the Sahel region, receiving a substantial amount of sunlight. Due to minimal rainfall, Mali faces significant challenges with drought and is one of the least developed countries in Africa.

The political and ecoclimatic map of the Sahel region in Africa displays a concentration of the hottest countries in the world.

2. The country of Burkina Faso

Located in the western part of Africa, Burkina Faso shares a border with Mali and is the second warmest country in the world. With an average yearly temperature of 83.68 °F (28.71 °C), Burkina Faso experiences high temperatures. Most of the country lies in the Sahel region, with a small portion in the Sahara desert.

3. Country of Senegal

Mali is not the sole neighbouring hot country to Burkina Faso! With an average yearly temperature of 83.57 °F (28.65 °C), Senegal also shares a border with Mali. Senegal is made up of both coastal and inland areas, where the inland regions experience higher temperatures compared to the coastal areas.

4. The Island Nation of Tuvalu

Tuvalu has become the first country outside of Africa to make it onto the list of the hottest nations globally. Its yearly average temperature of 83.21 °F (28.45 °C) makes it a blazing island in comparison to numerous others situated in the Pacific Ocean.

5. The Country of Djibouti

Located in the eastern region of Africa, Djibouti experiences an average annual temperature of 83.08 °F (28.38 °C). Despite its extensive coastline along the Red Sea, one might assume that the temperatures would be more moderate. However, this is not the case in Djibouti, as the temperatures remain high.

6. Mauritania

The Sahara desert largely surrounds Mauritania, a nation situated in West Africa where the average annual temperature is 83.01 °F (28.34 °C). Given its placement within the Sahara, this temperature is to be expected.

7. Bahrain

The city of Bahrain.

Bahrain is the initial Middle Eastern nation featured on the list of the top hottest countries globally. Boasting an average annual temperature of 82.81 °F (28.23 °C), Bahrain is the hottest country in the Middle East!

8. Palau

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Palau is a small island nation known for its warm climate. It boasts an average yearly temperature of 82.47 °F (28.04 °C), surpassing many other island nations in terms of high temperatures.

9. Qatar

Located in the Persian Gulf, Doha, Qatar, the Pearl-Qatar is an opulent and state-of-the-art artificial island. Qatar, a Gulf state, experiences extremely high temperatures with an average annual temperature of 82.44 °F (28.02 °C). Temperatures in Qatar have been known to surpass 122 °F (50 °C)!

10. The Gambia

The Gambia in West Africa is home to the fishing village of Tanji, where an aerial view captures the unloading of fishing boats. The village, surrounded by water, is a picturesque sight.

Gambia, a country in West Africa, is known for its lush forests and is situated alongside the Gambia River. It boasts an average temperature of 82.35 °F (27.97 °C), making it the 10th warmest nation in the world.


The 20 hottest countries in the world consist of mainly African nations, with the West Africa region holding the highest concentration.

It brings me joy to live in the United States, where the average temperature is a mild 47.39 °F, especially when I see such high temperatures elsewhere.

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