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Mapped: The 10 Hottest and Coldest Countries in the World

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This visualization shows the world’s hottest and coldest countries (and some territories) by their average temperature in 2022. Data for both the graphic and article has been sourced from the World Bank, accessed via Trading Economics.

Ranked: Average Temperature in 2022, by Country or Territory

Burkina Faso’s average annual temperature stands just past 29 °C (84.7 °F), making it the hottest country by this metric.

RankCountryAverage Temperature
(2022, °C)
Average Temperature
(2022, °F)
1🇧🇫 Burkina Faso29.384.7
2🇲🇱 Mali29.284.6
3🇶🇦 Qatar29.184.4
4🇸🇳 Senegal29.084.2
5🇦🇪 UAE28.984.0
6🇲🇷 Mauritania28.984.0
7🇧🇭 Bahrain28.883.8
8🇦🇼 Aruba28.883.8
9🇩🇯 Djibouti28.683.5
10🇬🇲 Gambia28.583.3
11🇧🇯 Benin28.182.6
12🇲🇻 Maldives28.182.6
13🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau28.182.6
14🇰🇾 Cayman Islands28.082.4
15🇴🇲 Oman27.982.2
16🇲🇭 Marshall Islands27.982.2
17🇰🇮 Kiribati27.882.0
18🇬🇭 Ghana27.781.9
19🇸🇬 Singapore27.781.9
20🇳🇪 Niger27.681.7
21🇰🇼 Kuwait27.681.7
22🇸🇩 Sudan27.681.7
23🇬🇺 Guam27.581.5
24🇵🇼 Palau27.581.5
25🇼🇸 Samoa27.581.5
26🇹🇬 Togo27.581.5
27🇫🇲 Micronesia27.581.5
28🇰🇳 St Kitts & Nevis27.381.1
29🇦🇸 American Samoa27.381.1
30🇹🇩 Chad27.381.1
31🇰🇭 Cambodia27.381.1
32🇲🇵 Northern Mariana Islands27.381.1
33🇱🇰 Sri Lanka27.281.0
34🇳🇬 Nigeria27.281.0
35🇸🇨 Seychelles27.180.8
36🇸🇴 Somalia27.180.8
37🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda27.180.8
38🇨🇮 Ivory Coast26.880.2
39🇻🇮 Virgin Islands26.880.2
40🇱🇨 St Lucia26.880.2
41🇹🇭 Thailand26.880.2
42🇩🇲 Dominica26.780.1
43🇸🇱 Sierra Leone26.679.9
44🇵🇭 Philippines26.679.9
45🇸🇷 Suriname26.579.7
46🇪🇷 Eritrea26.579.7
47🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia26.579.7
48🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago26.579.7
49🇧🇧 Barbados26.579.7
50🇲🇾 Malaysia26.479.5
51🇬🇩 Grenada26.379.3
52🇬🇾 Guyana26.279.2
53🇨🇺 Cuba26.179.0
54🇧🇸 Bahamas26.179.0
55🇯🇲 Jamaica26.078.8
56🇻🇨 St Vincent & the Grenadines26.078.8
57🇮🇩 Indonesia26.078.8
58🇬🇳 Guinea26.078.8
59🇸🇧 Solomon Islands25.978.6
60🇧🇿 Belize25.878.4
61🇳🇮 Nicaragua25.878.4
62🇧🇩 Bangladesh25.778.3
63🇨🇫 Central African Republic25.678.1
64🇧🇷 Brazil25.577.9
65🇻🇪 Venezuela25.577.9
66🇾🇪 Yemen25.577.9
67🇱🇷 Liberia25.577.9
68🇬🇦 Gabon25.577.9
69🇵🇦 Panama25.377.5
70🇸🇻 El Salvador25.277.4
71🇰🇪 Kenya25.277.4
72🇮🇳 India25.277.4
73🇹🇴 Tonga25.177.2
74🇨🇬 Congo25.177.2
75🇭🇹 Haiti25.077.0
76🇫🇯 Fiji25.077.0
77🇨🇲 Cameroon24.976.8
78🇵🇷 Puerto Rico24.976.8
79🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea24.976.8
80🇾🇹 Mayotte24.976.8
81🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea24.876.6
82🇻🇺 Vanuatu24.876.6
83🇻🇳 Vietnam24.776.5
84🇨🇴 Colombia24.776.5
85🇭🇳 Honduras24.776.5
86🇸🇹 Sao Tome & Principe24.776.5
87🇨🇷 Costa Rica24.676.3
88🇩🇴 Dominican Republic24.676.3
89🇲🇿 Mozambique24.475.9
90🇨🇩 DRC24.475.9
91🇩🇿 Algeria24.175.4
92🇵🇫 French Polynesia24.175.4
93🇱🇦 Laos24.175.4
94🇲🇲 Myanmar24.075.2
95🇵🇾 Paraguay23.975.0
96🇮🇶 Iraq23.874.8
97🇬🇹 Guatemala23.874.8
98🇰🇲 Comoros23.774.7
99🇭🇰 Hong Kong23.674.5
100🇪🇹 Ethiopia23.574.3
101🇲🇴 Macau23.474.1
102🇳🇨 New Caledonia23.474.1
103🇲🇺 Mauritius23.373.9
104🇪🇬 Egypt23.273.8
105🇺🇬 Uganda23.173.6
106🇹🇿 Tanzania22.973.2
107🇱🇾 Libya22.873.0
108🇲🇬 Madagascar22.772.9
109🇨🇻 Cape Verde22.772.9
110🇲🇼 Malawi22.672.7
111🇵🇰 Pakistan22.272.0
112🇧🇼 Botswana22.071.6
113🇦🇺 Australia22.071.6
114🇿🇲 Zambia21.971.4
115🇿🇼 Zimbabwe21.871.2
116🇲🇽 Mexico21.771.1
117🇦🇴 Angola21.670.9
118🇹🇳 Tunisia21.470.5
119🇪🇨 Ecuador21.170.0
120🇸🇿 Eswatini20.969.6
121🇹🇼 Taiwan20.869.4
122🇧🇴 Bolivia20.769.3
123🇧🇮 Burundi20.468.7
124🇲🇹 Malta20.368.5
125🇳🇦 Namibia20.268.4
126🇮🇱 Israel20.268.4
127🇯🇴 Jordan19.867.6
128🇵🇸 Palestine19.767.5
129🇵🇪 Peru19.667.3
130🇨🇾 Cyprus19.366.7
131🇮🇷 Iran19.366.7
132🇸🇾 Syria19.266.6
133🇷🇼 Rwanda19.166.4
134🇲🇦 Morocco19.166.4
135🇿🇦 South Africa18.465.1
136🇺🇾 Uruguay17.763.9
137🇹🇲 Turkmenistan17.763.9
138🇵🇹 Portugal16.962.4
139🇱🇧 Lebanon15.760.3
140🇪🇸 Spain15.359.5
141🇦🇷 Argentina15.159.2
142🇲🇨 Monaco15.059.0
143🇬🇷 Greece14.958.8
144🇺🇿 Uzbekistan14.958.8
145🇦🇫 Afghanistan14.558.1
146🇳🇵 Nepal14.457.9
147🇮🇹 Italy14.457.9
148🇸🇲 San Marino14.157.4
149🇦🇿 Azerbaijan13.856.8
150🇦🇱 Albania13.355.9
151🇭🇷 Croatia13.255.8
152🇫🇷 France13.255.8
153🇰🇷 South Korea12.855.0
154🇱🇸 Lesotho12.654.7
155🇭🇺 Hungary12.654.7
156🇷🇸 Serbia12.654.7
157🇯🇵 Japan12.454.3
158🇧🇬 Bulgaria12.354.1
159🇹🇷 Türkiye12.254.0
160🇧🇪 Belgium12.053.6
161🇲🇩 Moldova11.953.4
162🇳🇱 Netherlands11.753.1
163🇲🇰 North Macedonia11.753.1
164🇳🇿 New Zealand11.753.1
165🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina11.652.9
166🇱🇺 Luxembourg11.452.5
167🇷🇴 Romania11.252.2
168🇸🇮 Slovenia11.051.8
169🇲🇪 Montenegro11.051.8
170🇩🇪 Germany10.851.4
171🇧🇹 Bhutan10.651.1
172🇮🇪 Ireland10.450.7
173🇬🇧 UK10.150.2
174🇺🇦 Ukraine10.050.0
175🇬🇪 Georgia9.949.8
176🇮🇲 Isle of Man9.949.8
177🇸🇰 Slovakia9.849.6
178🇩🇰 Denmark9.849.6
179🇦🇩 Andorra9.749.5
180🇺🇸 U.S.9.749.5
181🇨🇿 Czech Republic9.749.5
182🇵🇱 Poland9.749.5
183🇨🇱 Chile9.448.9
184🇱🇮 Liechtenstein9.148.4
185🇦🇹 Austria8.747.7
186🇦🇲 Armenia8.647.5
187🇨🇳 China8.146.6
188🇨🇭 Switzerland8.146.6
189🇰🇿 Kazakhstan8.146.6
190🇧🇾 Belarus8.046.4
191🇱🇹 Lithuania8.046.4
192🇰🇵 North Korea7.545.5
193🇱🇻 Latvia7.445.3
194🇫🇴 Faroe Islands7.144.8
195🇪🇪 Estonia6.944.4
196🇹🇯 Tajikistan5.141.2
197🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan3.939.0
198🇸🇪 Sweden3.838.8
199🇫🇮 Finland3.237.8
200🇳🇴 Norway2.937.2
201🇮🇸 Iceland2.135.8
202🇲🇳 Mongolia1.334.3
203🇷🇺 Russia-2.926.8
204🇨🇦 Canada-4.224.4
205🇬🇱 Greenland-18.6-1.5

Note: Figures rounded.

Burkina Faso’s location—tropical, and far from the ocean—results in a long dry season and short rainy season. As a result, temperatures soar. In fact, five countries in the top 10 hottest can be found in the same region which includes parts of the Sahara Desert.

On the other end of the scale, Greenland recorded an average temperature of -18.6 °C (-1.5 °F), making it the coldest jurisdiction in the dataset.

Interestingly, seven of the top eight coldest countries or territories contain land inside the Arctic Circle.

In Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, mountainous and far from the coast, temperatures can swing between both extremes. While this means bitterly cold winters, in summers, parts of both countries see temperatures rise as high as 40 °C (104 °F).

The world as a whole recorded an average temperature of 14.8 °C (58 °F) in 2022, the sixth-warmest year since global records began. That temperature was 0.8 °C (1.5 °F) warmer than the 20th century average.

Learn More About the Warming World from Visual Capitalist

If you liked this graphic, check out Mapped: Global Temperature Rise by Country (2022-2100P) for a glimpse into the unequal warming across the globe, along with projections up to the year 2100.

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