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What is the hottest country in Africa?

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Dallol, Ethiopia, in Africa has the highest-recorded average temperature in the world at 94 degrees Fahrenheit. As of 2014, Dallol, Ethiopia, is uninhabited. In the 1960s, Dallol had a salt-mining settlement.

Tourists occasionally visit the springs in Dallol to see the yellow and red hydrothermal deposits. Dallal is located on the Afar Depression, which is an active volcanic region.

The hottest country in Africa was once believed to be Libya. The highest-recorded temperature in the world was 136 degrees Fahrenheit in Libya in 1922; however, the World Meteorological Organization announced in 2012 that it found the 1922 record invalid.

Africa is the hottest continent on Earth. Except for the mountain peaks in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Africa never freezes.


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