Hottest Countries In The World 2020

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.

Hottest Countries In The World 2020

* 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 2020
Burkina Faso28.2582.8520,903,273
Mali28.2582.8520,250,833
Kiribati28.282.76119,449
Tuvalu2882.411,792
Djibouti2882.4988,000
Senegal27.8582.1316,743,927
Mauritania27.6581.774,649,658
Maldives27.6581.77540,544
Palau27.681.6818,094
Benin27.5581.5912,123,200
Gambia27.581.52,416,668
Marshall Islands27.481.3259,190
Ghana27.280.9631,072,940
Togo27.1580.878,278,724
Seychelles27.1580.8798,347
Qatar27.1580.872,881,053
Niger27.1580.8724,206,644
Bahrain27.1580.871,701,575
Somalia27.0580.6915,893,222
United Arab Emirates2780.69,890,402
Sri Lanka26.9580.5121,413,249
Sudan26.980.4243,849,260
Brunei26.8580.33437,479
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines26.880.24110,940
Nigeria26.880.24206,139,589
Cambodia26.880.2416,718,965
Guinea Bissau26.7580.151,968,001
Samoa26.780.06198,414
Grenada26.6579.97112,523
Chad26.5579.7916,425,864
Singapore26.4579.615,850,342
Ivory Coast26.3579.4326,378,274
Thailand26.379.3469,799,978
Sierra Leone26.0578.897,976,983
Barbados2678.8287,375
Guyana2678.8786,552
Antigua And Barbuda2678.897,929
Philippines25.8578.53109,581,078
Micronesia25.8578.53115,023
Indonesia25.8578.53273,523,615
Trinidad And Tobago25.7578.351,399,488
Suriname25.778.26586,632
Guinea25.778.2613,132,795
Solomon Islands25.6578.17686,884
Oman25.678.085,106,626
Comoros25.5577.99869,601
Saint Lucia25.577.9183,627
Eritrea25.577.93,546,421
Panama25.477.724,314,767
Malaysia25.477.7232,365,999
Venezuela25.3577.6328,435,940
Kuwait25.3577.634,270,571
Belize25.377.54397,628
Liberia25.377.545,057,681
Tonga25.2577.45105,695
Papua New Guinea25.2577.458,947,024
Cuba25.277.3611,326,616
Gabon25.0577.092,225,734
Bangladesh2577164,689,383
Brazil24.9576.91212,559,417
Jamaica24.9576.912,961,167
Nicaragua24.976.826,624,554
Haiti24.976.8211,402,528
Central African Republic24.976.824,829,767
Bahamas24.8576.73393,244
Costa Rica24.876.645,094,118
Kenya24.7576.5553,771,296
Saudi Arabia24.6576.3734,813,871
Cameroon24.676.2826,545,863
Equatorial Guinea24.5576.191,402,985
Dominican Republic24.5576.1910,847,910
Republic Of The Congo24.5576.195,518,087
Saint Kitts And Nevis24.576.153,199
Colombia24.576.150,882,891
Vietnam24.4576.0197,338,579
El Salvador24.4576.016,486,205
Fiji24.475.92896,445
Dr Congo2475.289,561,403
Vanuatu23.9575.11307,145
Yemen23.8574.9329,825,964
Mozambique23.874.8431,255,435
Sao Tome And Principe23.7574.75219,159
India23.6574.571,380,004,385
Paraguay23.5574.397,132,538
Honduras23.574.39,904,607
Guatemala23.4574.2117,915,568
Cape Verde23.373.94555,987
Uganda22.873.0445,741,007
Laos22.873.047,275,560
Madagascar22.6572.7727,691,018
Algeria22.572.543,851,044
Mauritius22.472.321,271,768
Tanzania22.3572.2359,734,218
Dominica22.3572.2371,986
Ethiopia22.271.96114,963,588
Egypt22.171.78102,334,404
Malawi21.971.4219,129,952
Ecuador21.8571.3317,643,054
Libya21.871.246,871,292
Australia21.6570.9725,499,884
Bolivia21.5570.7911,673,021
Angola21.5570.7932,866,272
Botswana21.570.72,351,627
Zambia21.470.5218,383,955
Swaziland21.470.521,160,164
Iraq21.470.5240,222,493
Zimbabwe2169.814,862,924
Mexico2169.8128,932,753
Pakistan20.268.36220,892,340
Namibia19.9567.912,540,905
Burundi19.867.6411,890,784
Peru19.667.2832,971,854
Tunisia19.266.5611,818,619
Malta19.266.56441,543
Israel19.266.568,655,535
Cyprus18.4565.211,207,359
Jordan18.364.9410,203,134
Rwanda17.8564.1312,952,218
Syria17.7563.9517,500,658
South Africa17.7563.9559,308,690
Uruguay17.5563.593,473,730
Iran17.2563.0583,992,949
Morocco17.162.7836,910,560
Lebanon16.461.526,825,445
Greece15.459.7210,423,054
Portugal15.1559.2710,196,709
Turkmenistan15.159.186,031,200
Argentina14.858.6445,195,774
Monaco13.5556.3939,242
Italy13.4556.2160,461,826
Spain13.355.9446,754,778
Myanmar13.0555.4954,409,800
Afghanistan12.654.6838,928,346
Uzbekistan12.0553.6933,469,203
Azerbaijan11.9553.5110,139,177
San Marino11.8553.3333,931
Lesotho11.8553.332,142,249
South Korea11.552.751,269,185
Albania11.452.522,877,797
Japan11.1552.07126,476,461
Turkey11.151.9884,339,067
Croatia10.951.624,105,267
France10.751.2665,273,511
Serbia10.5550.998,737,371
New Zealand10.5550.994,822,233
Montenegro10.5550.99628,066
Bulgaria10.5550.996,948,445
Bosnia And Herzegovina9.8549.733,280,819
Hungary9.7549.559,660,351
Belgium9.5549.1911,589,623
Moldova9.4549.014,033,963
Ireland9.348.744,937,786
Netherlands9.2548.6517,134,872
Slovenia8.948.022,078,938
Romania8.847.8419,237,691
Luxembourg8.6547.57625,978
United States8.5547.39331,002,651
Germany8.547.383,783,942
United Kingdom8.4547.2167,886,011
Chile8.4547.2119,116,201
Ukraine8.346.9443,733,762
Nepal8.146.5829,136,808
Poland7.8546.1337,846,611
Andorra7.645.6877,265
Czech Republic7.5545.5910,708,981
Denmark7.545.55,792,202
Bhutan7.445.32771,608
Armenia7.1544.872,963,243
China6.9544.511,439,323,776
Slovakia6.844.245,459,642
Kazakhstan6.443.5218,776,707
Austria6.3543.439,006,398
Lithuania6.243.162,722,289
Belarus6.1543.079,449,323
Georgia5.842.443,989,167
North Korea5.742.2625,778,816
Liechtenstein5.6542.1738,128
Latvia5.642.081,886,198
Switzerland5.541.98,654,622
Estonia5.141.181,326,535
Sweden2.135.7810,099,265
Tajikistan235.69,537,645
Iceland1.7535.15341,243
Finland1.735.065,540,720
Kyrgyzstan1.5534.796,524,195
Norway1.534.75,421,241
Mongolia-0.730.743,278,290
Russia-5.122.82145,934,462
Canada-5.3522.3737,742,154