But the world record was taken away on Thursday after an investigation by the World Meteorological Organisation found the measurement was probably bungled by someone who misread a thermometer.
In striking out the Libyan record – after 90 years to the day – the title of the hottest ever place on Earth passes to Death Valley in California, where the temperature reached 56.7C in 1913, the WMO said.
The legit record of 130° was set in 2020 (still in Death Valley).
Russian uses both in place names. (Novgorod, Volgograd etc.)