Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Hottest Place on Earth (Documentary About Dallol Ethiopia) (Is This Where George Lucas Got the Idea for the Mustafar Fire Planet?)

From Wikipedia: Dallol is a settlement in northern Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 2 of the Afar Region in the Afar Depression, with an elevation of 50 meters above sea level. The Central Statistical Agency has not published an estimate for this settlement's 2005 population; it has been described as a ghost town.

Dallol currently holds the record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, where an average annual temperature of 34°C (94°F) was recorded between the years 1960 and 1966. Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth. There are no roads; the only regular transport service is provided by camel caravans which travel to the area to collect salt.

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