Where is the hottest place on Earth?

Lut desertIf you think you live in the hottest place on Earth because it is too hot to go out, think again. Unless you are live in these places: Lut desert of Iran, El Azizia of Libya, or Queensland, Australia.

The distinction of the hottest area on Earth has long been given to El Azizia, Libya, which hit a scorching 57.8 degrees Celsius (136 degrees F) on Sept. 13, 1922. But there have likely been hotter locations on Earth aside from El Azizia, Libya.

According to recent data, the hottest place in 2004 and 2005 were the Lut desert located in Iran, which reached a sizzling 70.7 degrees Celsius (159 degrees F). In 2003, the hottest place on Earth was Queensland, Australia, with a blistering temperature of 69.3 degrees Celsius (157 degrees F).

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