Dallol (town)

Dallol (town)

Dallol was a settlement in the Dallol woreda of northern Ethiopia. It still holds the official record for record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth: the annual mean temperature was recorded from 1960 to 1966 as 34.4 °C (93.9 °F). The average daily maximum temperature during the same period was 41.1 °C (106.0 °F).

The Central Statistical Agency (an agency of the government of Ethiopia designated to provide all surveys and censuses for that country) has not published an estimate for this settlement’s 2005 population; it has been described as a ghost town.

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