Al 'Aziziyah (Arabic: العزيزيةAl 'Azīzīya), whiles spelt El Azizia, is a ceety in an caipital o Al Jfara Destrict in northwastren Libie, 55 kilometres (34 mi) soothwast o Tripoli. Afore 2001 it wis in Al 'Aziziyah Destrict an its ciapital. Al 'Aziziyah is a major tred centre o the Sahel Jeffare plateau, bein on a tred route frae the coast tae the Nafusa Muntains an the Fezzan region tae the sooth. As o 2009, the ceety's population haes been estimatit at ower 4,000.[1]

Geography an climate


On 13 September 1922, a heich temperature o 57.8 °C (136 °F) wis recordit in Al 'Aziziyah, which is the heichest temperature ever measured on earth.[2][3]

However , that reading is controversial:[4][5]

  1. The weather station was at first in Al Aziziyah town, but in 1919 it was muivit tae a hilltop fort, where the weather station wis set up on black tarmac, which wad hae absorbed mair sunlicht an made the air thare airtificially hetter, explainin a period o vera het readins thare frae 1919 tae 1928.
  2. Shortly afore the 13 September 1922 record readin, the weather station's uisual maximum thermometer haed been damaged, an replaced bi an uncalibratit ordinary maximum-minimum thermometer sic as aften uised in greenhouses.

This record daes no mean that Al 'Aziziyah is the hettest place on Yird; that title belangs tae Dallol, Ethiopie, whaur the mean temperatur is 34.4 °C (94 °F). If the record wis no the actual temperatur, then the hettest temperature is 56.7 °C (134 °F) which haes been recordit in 1913 in Daith Valley in the Unitir States.

Climate data for Al 'Aziziyah, Libie (1920-1942)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 30.1


  1. "العزيزية" ("Al 'Aziziyah")[deid airtin] World Gazetteer. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  2. "Global Measured Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation". National Climatic Data Center. United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Archived frae the original on 25 Mey 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
  3. "What is the highest temperature recorded on Earth, and what's a reasonable upper limit on the Earth's temperature?". Goddard Space Flight Center. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  4. "Broken thermometer led to a record breaker". Daily Telegraph. 13 November 2010.
  5. Burt, Christopher C. (8 October 2010). "QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE WORLD'S HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD: 136.4°F (58°C) AT AL AZIZIA, LIBYA SEPTEMBER 13, 1922". Weather Underground. Archived frae the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2010.

Coordinates: 32°31′51″N 13°01′16″E / 32.53083°N 13.02111°E / 32.53083; 13.02111