The 30 hottest countries on Earth
Ranked by their average annual temperatures, these are the 30 hottest countries on Earth.
Thailand: 27 degrees Celsius
Famous for cities like Bangkok, Thailand is a popular travel destination thanks to its food, culture, and landscape.
Yemen: 27 degrees Celsius
Located on the southernmost point of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen has been in conflict with Saudi Arabia since 2015.
American Samoa: 27.1 degrees Celsius
Seven tropical islands make up American Samoa, a US territory in the South Pacific.
Palau: 27.2 degrees Celsius
Fifty islands comprise the nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean.
Glorioso Islands: 27.2 degrees Celsius
The area’s average high temperature is 29.4 degrees Celsius.
Known as Grande Glorieuse in French, the French possessed Glorioso Islands lie off the coast of eastern Africa, to the north of Madagascar.
Juan de Nova Island: 27.2 degrees Celsius
A French possession since 1897, Juan de Nova Island sits in the Mozambique Channel, the area between the eastern African coast and Madagascar.
Brunei: 27.2 degrees Celsius
Montserrat: 27.2 degrees Celsius
A British Overseas Territory, this Caribbean island is known for its black sand beaches and mountainous landscape.
Indian Ocean Islands: 27.2 degrees Celsius
The Indian Ocean Islands are comprised of some of the smallest territories and largest island nations, including Madagascar.
Federated States of Micronesia: 27.2 degrees Celsius
Micronesia comprises more than 600 individual islands, though it's divided into four states.
Kiribati: 27.2 degrees Celsius average year-round temperature
Along with several other island nations, climate change threatens to sink Kiribati, a chain of more than 30 islands in the Central Pacific.
Nauru: 27.2 degrees Celsius
The tiny island of Nauru has gained attention in recent years for its role in housing asylum-seeking refugees who are attempting to gain entry into nearby Australia.
Tokelau: 27.2 degrees Celsius
A territory of Australia and perhaps one of the most remote regions on Earth, the atolls of Tokelau became the world's first entirely solar-powered territory in 2012.
Tuvalu: 27.2 degrees Celsius
Several uninhabited islets neighbour the nine islands that comprise Tuvalu, a remote country in the South Pacific.
Chad: 27.3 degrees Celsius
The landlocked African country of Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.
Marshall Islands: 27.4 degrees Celsius
Senegal: 27.5 degrees Celsius
As of late Senegal has made headlines for its creation of a futuristic city, Diamniado, which will be located just over 30km outside the country's capital of Dakar.
Curacao: 27.5 degrees Celsius
Curacao is a popular Caribbean destination for divers and snorkelers, with over 65 diving sites on the island.
Saint Lucia: 27.5 degrees Celsius
The World Travel Awards named St Lucia, an island in the Caribbean, the best honeymoon destination of 2017.
Anguilla: 27.7 degrees Celsius
On the island Anguilla, travellers swim with dolphins and sail on glass-bottom boats. Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla in September 2017, but recovery work is ongoing.
Mauritania: 27.8 degrees Celsius
Mauritania, which sits on Africa's Atlantic coast, is where the Sahara Desert meets the sea. The country is rich in mineral resources, especially iron and ore.
The Maldives: 27.8 degrees Celsius
Known as one of the world's most luxurious vacation spots, the Maldives now even hosts travellers in the world's first underwater hotel villa.
Sudan: 27.9 degrees Celsius
South of Egypt and west of the Red Sea, Sudan's interior desert plains are interrupted only by the Nile Valley. Though once the largest country, Sudan was separated in 2011 into Northern Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, and South Sudan, formerly the southern part of Sudan, now officially the Republic of South Sudan.
The Gambia: 28 degrees Celsius
The Gambia is a small country on the West African coast bordered on all sides by Senegal. Many tourists flock to the country which boasts resorts along its Atlantic coast.
Aruba: 28 degrees Celsius
Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. Visitors to Aruba can swim with flamingos at one of the island nation's beaches.
Burkina Faso: 28.3 degrees Celsius
The Sahara Desert covers the northern region of this West African nation. The country's high temperatures make it susceptible to recurrent droughts.
Niger: 28.3 degrees Celsius
Niger is named after the river that runs directly through the country, though much of its landscape dominated by the Sahara Desert. The country fell victim to a series of coups and political instability following its independence from France in 1960.
Saint Barthélemy: 28.3 degrees Celsius
Also known as St Barts, travellers flock to this French Caribbean island for its white sand beaches. The area suffered greatly during Hurricane Irma in 2017, but has been working to rebuild.
Mali: 28.4 degrees Celsius
The Sahara Desert takes up a large part of Mali, a large country in West Africa. Although it's one of the largest countries in Africa, its population is rather small.
Djibouti: 28.5 degrees Celsius
With a year-round average heat of 28.5 degrees Celsius, the tiny, East African nation of Djibouti is the hottest country on Earth.
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