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What is the hottest city on earth?

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September 14, 2011 10:21AM

Bangkok, Thailand is probably the hottest major city (major city being a city with a population over 1 million). It's average annual temperaure is 83.4°F and it averages about 300 days a year with a maximum temperature of 90°F or higher. The "Mexico" answer below is completely off base since not only is Mexico not a city but it is not near the equator. If the author meant Mexico City, that is actually a relatively cool city lying a very high elevation.

The only other major city that is a contender to Bangkok is Madras, India where the average annual temperature is about the same as Bangkok but it has much fewer 90°+ days.

Mexico because it is near the equator and the temperature is always the same on the equator

Mexico because it is near the equator and the temperature is always the same on the equator