Hottest Countries In The World 2019

Countries closer to the Earth’s equator (zero degrees latitude) experience warmer temperatures year-round in comparison to countries farther north or south of the equator. Countries that are further north in the Northern Hemisphere or south in the Southern Hemisphere generally experience four seasons and a wide range of temperatures, including significantly colder temperatures in the winter. There are several factors that influence this.

Because of the Earth’s tilt on its axis, the poles receive the sun’s rays at a slanted angle and the rays are spread over a much larger area. The equator, however, receives the rays more directly over a smaller area, making the rays more concentrated.

Other factors that are less significant but still contribute to hotter temperatures at the equator are the absorption and scattering of sunshine when passing through the atmosphere and reflection by the Earth’s surface. Higher latitudes have more air molecules and particles, resulting in greater absorption and less solar energy reaching the surface. Reflected energy from the sun bounces back and does not warm the Earth. The amount of rays reflected depends on the surface and snow reflects much of the sun’s energy, causing the already cold regions of the world to remain cold. Regions around the equator absorb a lot of the sun’s rays leading to warmer conditions.

This being said, the hottest countries in the world tend to be in regions close to the equator. The hottest countries are both land-locked, desert-covered nations and islands.

The ten hottest countries in the world are:

  1. Burkina Faso
  2. Mali
  3. Kiribati
  4. Tuvalu
  5. Djibouti
  6. Senegal
  7. Mauritania
  8. Maldives
  9. Palau
  10. Benin

Burkina Faso is the hottest country in the world. The average yearly temperature is 82.85°F (28.25°C). Located in West Africa, the northern region of Burkina Faso is covered by the Sahara Desert. The country is susceptible to recurrent droughts, a serious problem for a nation that is consistently hot.

Below is a table of the hottest countries in the world and each of their average temperatures.

* yearly temperature is calculated by averaging the minimum and maximum daily temperatures in the country, averaged for the years 1961–1990.
Country Average Yearly Temperature (°C) Average Yearly Temperature (°F) Population 2019
Canada-5.3522.3737,411,047
Russia-5.122.82145,872,256
Mongolia-0.730.743,225,167
Norway1.534.75,378,857
Kyrgyzstan1.5534.796,415,850
Finland1.735.065,532,156
Iceland1.7535.15339,031
Tajikistan235.69,321,018
Sweden2.135.7810,036,379
Estonia5.141.181,325,648
Switzerland5.541.98,591,365
Latvia5.642.081,906,743
Liechtenstein5.6542.1738,019
North Korea5.742.2625,666,161
Georgia5.842.443,996,765
Belarus6.1543.079,452,411
Lithuania6.243.162,759,627
Austria6.3543.438,955,102
Kazakhstan6.443.5218,551,427
Slovakia6.844.245,457,013
China6.9544.511,433,783,686
Armenia7.1544.872,957,731
Bhutan7.445.32763,092
Denmark7.545.55,771,876
Czech Republic7.5545.5910,689,209
Andorra7.645.6877,142
Poland7.8546.1337,887,768
Nepal8.146.5828,608,710
Ukraine8.346.9443,993,638
Chile8.4547.2118,952,038
United Kingdom8.4547.2167,530,172
Germany8.547.383,517,045
United States8.5547.39329,064,917
Luxembourg8.6547.57615,729
Romania8.847.8419,364,557
Slovenia8.948.022,078,654
Netherlands9.2548.6517,097,130
Ireland9.348.744,882,495
Moldova9.4549.014,043,263
Belgium9.5549.1911,539,328
Hungary9.7549.559,684,679
Bosnia And Herzegovina9.8549.733,301,000
Bulgaria10.5550.997,000,119
Montenegro10.5550.99627,987
New Zealand10.5550.994,783,063
Serbia10.5550.998,772,235
France10.751.2665,129,728
Croatia10.951.624,130,304
Turkey11.151.9883,429,615
Japan11.1552.07126,860,301
Albania11.452.522,880,917
South Korea11.552.751,225,308
Lesotho11.8553.332,125,268
San Marino11.8553.3333,860
Azerbaijan11.9553.5110,047,718
Uzbekistan12.0553.6932,981,716
Afghanistan12.654.6838,041,754
Myanmar13.0555.4954,045,420
Spain13.355.9446,736,776
Italy13.4556.2160,550,075
Monaco13.5556.3938,964
Argentina14.858.6444,780,677
Turkmenistan15.159.185,942,089
Portugal15.1559.2710,226,187
Greece15.459.7210,473,455
Lebanon16.461.526,855,713
Morocco17.162.7836,471,769
Iran17.2563.0582,913,906
Uruguay17.5563.593,461,734
South Africa17.7563.9558,558,270
Syria17.7563.9517,070,135
Rwanda17.8564.1312,626,950
Jordan18.364.9410,101,694
Cyprus18.4565.211,198,575
Israel19.266.568,519,377
Malta19.266.56440,372
Tunisia19.266.5611,694,719
Peru19.667.2832,510,453
Burundi19.867.6411,530,580
Namibia19.9567.912,494,530
Pakistan20.268.36216,565,318
Mexico2169.8127,575,529
Zimbabwe2169.814,645,468
Iraq21.470.5239,309,783
Swaziland21.470.521,148,130
Zambia21.470.5217,861,030
Botswana21.570.72,303,697
Angola21.5570.7931,825,295
Bolivia21.5570.7911,513,100
Australia21.6570.9725,203,198
Libya21.871.246,777,452
Ecuador21.8571.3317,373,662
Malawi21.971.4218,628,747
Egypt22.171.78100,388,073
Ethiopia22.271.96112,078,730
Dominica22.3572.2371,808
Tanzania22.3572.2358,005,463
Mauritius22.472.321,269,668
Algeria22.572.543,053,054
Madagascar22.6572.7726,969,307
Laos22.873.047,169,455
Uganda22.873.0444,269,594
Cape Verde23.373.94549,935
Guatemala23.4574.2117,581,472
Honduras23.574.39,746,117
Paraguay23.5574.397,044,636
India23.6574.571,366,417,754
Sao Tome And Principe23.7574.75215,056
Mozambique23.874.8430,366,036
Yemen23.8574.9329,161,922
Vanuatu23.9575.11299,882
Dr Congo2475.286,790,567
Fiji24.475.92889,953
El Salvador24.4576.016,453,553
Vietnam24.4576.0196,462,106
Colombia24.576.150,339,443
Saint Kitts And Nevis24.576.152,823
Republic Of The Congo24.5576.195,380,508
Dominican Republic24.5576.1910,738,958
Equatorial Guinea24.5576.191,355,986
Cameroon24.676.2825,876,380
Saudi Arabia24.6576.3734,268,528
Kenya24.7576.5552,573,973
Costa Rica24.876.645,047,561
Bahamas24.8576.73389,482
Central African Republic24.976.824,745,185
Haiti24.976.8211,263,077
Nicaragua24.976.826,545,502
Jamaica24.9576.912,948,279
Brazil24.9576.91211,049,527
Bangladesh2577163,046,161
Gabon25.0577.092,172,579
Cuba25.277.3611,333,483
Papua New Guinea25.2577.458,776,109
Tonga25.2577.45104,494
Liberia25.377.544,937,374
Belize25.377.54390,353
Kuwait25.3577.634,207,083
Venezuela25.3577.6328,515,829
Malaysia25.477.7231,949,777
Panama25.477.724,246,439
Eritrea25.577.93,497,117
Saint Lucia25.577.9182,790
Comoros25.5577.99850,886
Oman25.678.084,974,986
Solomon Islands25.6578.17669,823
Guinea25.778.2612,771,246
Suriname25.778.26581,372
Trinidad And Tobago25.7578.351,394,973
Indonesia25.8578.53270,625,568
Micronesia25.8578.53113,815
Philippines25.8578.53108,116,615
Antigua And Barbuda2678.897,118
Guyana2678.8782,766
Barbados2678.8287,025
Sierra Leone26.0578.897,813,215
Thailand26.379.3469,625,582
Ivory Coast26.3579.4325,716,544
Singapore26.4579.615,804,337
Chad26.5579.7915,946,876
Grenada26.6579.97112,003
Samoa26.780.06197,097
Guinea Bissau26.7580.151,920,922
Cambodia26.880.2416,486,542
Nigeria26.880.24200,963,599
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines26.880.24110,589
Brunei26.8580.33433,285
Sudan26.980.4242,813,238
Sri Lanka26.9580.5121,323,733
United Arab Emirates2780.69,770,529
Somalia27.0580.6915,442,905
Bahrain27.1580.871,641,172
Niger27.1580.8723,310,715
Qatar27.1580.872,832,067
Seychelles27.1580.8797,739
Togo27.1580.878,082,366
Ghana27.280.9630,417,856
Marshall Islands27.481.3258,791
Gambia27.581.52,347,706
Benin27.5581.5911,801,151
Palau27.681.6818,008
Maldives27.6581.77530,953
Mauritania27.6581.774,525,696
Senegal27.8582.1316,296,364
Djibouti2882.4973,560
Tuvalu2882.411,646
Kiribati28.282.76117,606
Mali28.2582.8519,658,031
Burkina Faso28.2582.8520,321,378