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Death Valley, California
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- Death Valley is famous as the hottest place on earth and driest place in North America.
- Located in California near its border with Nevada.
- The lowest place is the Badwater basin, located 282 ft (86 m) below sea level, but the hottest temperature was recorded at Furnace Creek.
- The world record highest air temperature of 134 F (57 C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913.
- Area of about 3,000 square miles (7,800 sq km) and runs from the north to the south.
- It is bounded by the Amargosa Range to the east, the Panamint Range to the west, the Sylvania Mountains to the north and the Owlshead Mountains to the south.



Al'Aziziyah - Libya
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- One of the hottest habitable places on Earth.
- Aziziyah, is a small town and the capital of the Jafara district in northwestern Libya, 41 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of the capital Tripoli.
- On Sept. 13, 1922, a high temperature of 57.8 degrees Celsius (136.04 Fahrenheit) was recorded in Al'Aziziyah.
- Average elevation (DEM): 116 m (381 ft)
- Surprisingly, Al'Aziziyah is actually a major trade center, despite the insanely hot temperatures.
- As of 2006, the town's population has been estimated at over 23,399.


Dasht-e Lut - Iran
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- Dasht-e Lut (also Dasht-i-Lut, Persian)is a large salt desert in southeastern Iran, and is the world's 25th largest desert.
- It is one of the world's driest and hottest places.
- Area - 51,800 square kilometers.
- A NASA satellite recorded surface temperatures in the Lut desert of Iran as high as 71 C (159 F), the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the Earth.
- In 2005, a temperature of 159.3 degrees Fahrenheit was measured, the highest reading ever officially confirmed for a location on Earth.


Rub' Al Khali, Oman, Saudi Arabia,United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
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- Rub' al-Khali, (Arabic: "Empty Quarter") also spelled Al-Rab' al-Khali, vast desert in the southern Arabian Peninsula.
- Covering about 250,000 square miles (650,000 square km) in southeastern Saudi Arabia, with lesser portions in Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.
- It's the second most oil-rich place in the world, but it's also highly inhospitable.
- It's larger than France, Belgium and Netherlands.
- It's smaller than the Sahara desert but has more sand than the Sahara.
- The sand dunes can reach 300 meters in height.
- The sand is a reddish-orange color due to the presence of feldspar.


Tirat Zvi - Israel
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- Tirat Zvi is a religious kibbutz in Israel that sits in the Beit She'an Valley, 722 feet below sea level.
- The biggest industry is a meat processing plant.
- Located on the Lebanon-Israel border.
- Highest Recorded Temperature: 54 C (129.2 F).
- In June 1942, the settlement recorded the highest temperature ever officially measured in Asia. "> - Tirat Zvi is a religious kibbutz in Israel that sits in the Beit She'an Valley, 722 feet below sea level.
- The biggest industry is a meat processing plant.
- Located on the Lebanon-Israel border.
- Highest Recorded Temperature: 54 C (129.2 F).
- In June 1942, the settlement recorded the highest temperature ever officially measured in Asia.



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