List from Chapter 5

HOTTEST CAPITAL AND MAJOR CITIES IN THE WORLD

These are the hottest cities, based on average annual temperature (using daytime highs and lows). Most of these cities are either in the Middle East or North Africa, arid (or semi-arid) areas that get very hot in the abundant sunshine.

CITY, COUNTRY
1. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
2. Djibouti, Djibouti
2. Khartoum, Sudan
4. Aden, Yemen
4. Niamey, Niger
6. Bangkok, Thailand
6. Muscat, Oman
6. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
6. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
6. Timbuktu (Tombouctou), Mali*
AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMP. (°F)
88
86
86
85
85
84
84
84
84
84

* Yes-this is neither a capital nor a major city, but it is well-known, nevertheless!

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