All Countries by Highest Recorded Temperature

List all the countries in the right order to make them appear on the map. Only official records are kept, those not indicated in italic in the source document
Including records of overseas territories
At each answer, you can read the first letter of the country on the right if you need help
Data from http://www.geoclimat.org/p/records-nationaux-de-temperatures.html (as of July 2021)
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Highest T° (Celsius)
Latest Date of Record
Country
First Letter
54.4
2021
United States
U
54.0
2016
Kuwait
K
53.9
2016
Iraq
I
53.7
2017
Iran
I
53.5
2017
Pakistan
P
52.0
1995
Mexico
M
52.0
2010
Saudi Arabia
S
51.8
2021
United Arab Emirates
U
51.6
2021
Oman
O
51.3
2018
Algeria
A
51.2
1942
Israel
I
51.0
2016
India
I
51.0
1942
Jordan
J
50.7
1960
Australia
A
50.7
1961
Morocco
M
50.6
1932
Egypt
E
50.5
2017
China
C
50.4
2010
Qatar
Q
50.2
1995
Libya
L
50.1
2005
Tunisia
T
50.1
1983
Turkmenistan
T
50.0
1939
Mauritania
M
50.0
2019
Syria
S
49.8
1983
Afghanistan
A
49.7
2010
Sudan
S
49.7
1983
Uzbekistan
U
49.6
2021
Canada
C
49.1
1983
Kazakhstan
K
49.1
2021
Turkey
T
49.0
2016
Niger
N
48.9
1966
Ethiopia
E
48.8
2011
Mali
M
48.8
1993
Senegal
S
48.8
1993
South Africa
S
48.5
1999
Italy
I
48.0
1960
Eritrea
E
48.0
1995
Spain
S
47.8
1939
Namibia
N
47.8
2004
Somalia
S
47.7
1908
Cameroon
C
47.6
2010
Chad
C
47.6
2019
Zimbabwe
Z
47.5
2000
Bahrain
B
47.5
2016
Burkina Faso
B
47.5
2007
Greece
G
47.4
2000
Azerbaijan
A
47.4
????
Eswatini
E
47.4
2003
Portugal
P
47.3
1936
Argentina
A
47.3
1915
Djibouti
D
47.3
1944
Mozambique
M
47.3
1985
South Sudan
S
47.2
2010
Myanmar
M
47.0
1983
Tajikistan
T
46.8
2002
Gambia
G
46.8
1991
Guatemala
G
46.7
2010
Bolivia
B
46.6
2010
Cyprus
C
46.4
1995
Nepal
N
46.3
1987
Yemen
Y
46.1
1918
Nigeria
N
46.0
2019
France
F
46.0
2019
Malawi
M
45.7
2007
North Macedonia
N
45.5
2020
Paraguay
P
45.4
2020
Lebanon
L
45.3
1939
Albania
A
45.2
1916
Bulgaria
B
45.1
1972
Bangladesh
B
45.0
1985
Central African Republic
C
45.0
1979
El Salvador
E
45.0
2017
Guinea
G
45.0
1940
Russia
R
44.9
2007
Serbia
S
44.8
2012
Montenegro
M
44.6
2020
Brazil
B
44.6
2016
Thailand
T
44.5
1952
Benin
B
44.5
1999
Mongolia
M
44.5
1951
Romania
R
44.4
1999
Malta
M
44.3
2016
Botswana
B
44.0
2020
Ghana
G
44.0
1983
Kyrgyzstan
K
44.0
1943
Uruguay
U
43.7
2011
Armenia
A
43.6
1969
Guinea-Bissau
G
43.6
????
Madagascar
M
43.6
2015
Venezuela
V
43.5
2019
Togo
T
43.5
2011
Zambia
Z
43.4
2019
Vietnam
V
43.3
1987
Honduras
H
43.1
2007
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
B
43.1
2000
Georgia
G
43.0
2017
Chile
C
42.8
1981
Croatia
C
42.6
2020
Colombia
C
Highest T° (Celsius)
Latest Date of Record
Country
First Letter
42.6
2007
Kenya
K
42.4
2012
Moldova
M
42.4
1973
New Zealand
N
42.3
2016
Laos
L
42.2
1969
Philippines
P
42.0
1984
Belize
B
42.0
2007
Kosovo
K
42.0
2010
Ukraine
U
41.9
2007
Hungary
H
41.9
2018
South Korea
S
41.8
2019
Belgium
B
41.6
2019
Angola
A
41.6
1972
Nicaragua
N
41.5
1998
Côte d'Ivoire
C/I
41.5
2003
Switzerland
S
41.4
1960
Cambodia
C
41.2
2019
Germany
G
41.1
2020
Japan
J
41.1
1963
Peru
P
41.1
1962
United Kingdom
U
41.0
????
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
D/C
40.8
2009
Dominican Republic
D
40.8
2019
Luxembourg
L
40.8
2013
Slovenia
S
40.7
2019
Netherlands
N
40.7
2017
Vatican City
V
40.6
1905
Liberia
L
40.6
2021
Taiwan
T
40.5
2013
Austria
A
40.5
1977
North Korea
N
40.4
2010
Costa Rica
C
40.4
2012
Czech Republic
C
40.3
2017
San Marino
S
40.3
2007
Slovakia
S
40.2
1921
Poland
P
40.1
1998
Malaysia
M
40.1
1983
Sri Lanka
S
40.0
2018
Bhutan
B
40.0
1998
Panama
P
39.8
1999
Tanzania
T
39.7
2020
Cuba
C
39.7
2016
Uganda
U
39.5
2015
Indonesia
I
39.4
2019
Andorra
A
39.4
????
Guyana
G
39.4
1985
Haiti
H
39.4
1973
Lesotho
L
39.4
????
Sierra Leone
S
39.3
????
Suriname
S
39.2
2011
Republic of the Congo
R/C
39.1
2019
Jamaica
J
38.9
2010
Belarus
B
38.9
????
Papua New Guinea
P
38.6
1980
Ecuador
E
38.5
2019
East Timor
E
38.3
1998
Brunei
B
38.0
1947
Sweden
S
37.5
2008
Gabon
G
37.5
1994
Lithuania
L
37.4
????
Fiji
F
37.4
2003
Liechtenstein
L
37.3
2004
Cape Verde
C
37.2
2010
Finland
F
37.2
2016
Vanuatu
V
37.0
1983
Singapore
S
36.7
2014
Latvia
L
36.6
2009
Mauritius
M
36.5
1998
Bahamas
B
36.5
2015
Samoa
S
36.5
1990
Trinidad and Tobago
T
36.4
1975
Denmark
D
36.3
????
Seychelles
S
36.1
????
Burundi
B
36.1
2001
Federated States of
Micronesia
F/M
36.1
2010
Solomon Islands
S
36.0
2019
Comoros
C
36.0
????
São Tomé and Príncipe
S
35.9
????
Nauru
N
35.7
2020
Dominica
D
35.7
1998
Grenada
G
35.6
1992
Estonia
E
35.6
2018
Kiribati
K
35.6
2016
Marshall Islands
M
35.6
1970
Norway
N
35.6
1980
Saint Lucia
S
35.6
1979
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
S
35.5
2015
Equatorial Guinea
E
35.5
2016
Tonga
T
35.4
2005
Rwanda
R
35.3
2000
Tuvalu
T
35.1
1987
Saint Kitts and Nevis
S
35.0
1935
Antigua and Barbuda
A
35.0
2016
Maldives
M
35.0
2018
Palau
P
34.7
2018
Monaco
M
34.0
1988
Barbados
B
33.3
1887
Ireland
I
30.5
1939
Iceland
I
+1
Level 58
Jul 17, 2021
Note :

For the UK, the record is from Dhekelia. For mainland UK, record is 38.7°C (2019)

For Cyprus, the record is from Northern Cyprus. For the Republic of Cyprus, record is 46.2°C (2020)

For Morocco, the record is from Western Sahara. For Morocco without Western Sahara, record is 49.6°C (2021)

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Level 69
Jan 27, 2021
This would be more more challenging if you removed either the letter or continent as a hint. 30 minutes is way too much time for this since most continents only have a couple options for countries per letter.
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Level 80
Jun 28, 2021
Canada's record of 45.0 from 1937 was broken yesterday in Lytton, BC. The new record is 46.6.
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Level 58
Jun 28, 2021
Yes i will wait for the current heat wave to slow down on wednesday in order to enter the final record value. What a jump on the ranking for Canada though
+1
Level 58
Jun 30, 2021
Well 46.6°C was not enough at all for Canada, what an insane heat wave
+3
Level 80
Jun 30, 2021
49.6 is a crazy increase over the previous record.
+1
Level 65
Jul 22, 2021
Some answers are very unintuitive! Who would have thought that Canada would be some 150 places ahead of Barbados on such list. I guess some warm places never get extremely warm because of being close to the sea and stuff.
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2021
Exactly! Same for Monaco being in a warm spot of Europe but never getting really hot thanks to the sea influence. And for Canada to be honest the June 2021 heat wave helped a lot to jump on the rankings...
+3
Level 65
Jul 22, 2021
These types of quizzes always drive me mad.

A hot country, first letter S- Sudan-no, South Sudan-no, Somalia-no, Spain-no, Senegal-no, South Africa-no, WTF how are there so many countries beginning with the same letter and how come it's never the one I'm thinking of! Ok, I'll come back to the S one later, next one: M. Mali- no, Malawi- no, Mauritania- no, Malayisa- no, Malta-no... please have mercy... 2 minutes later: oh, I see on the map that I haven't tried Morocco yet.