#7 – Basra, Iraq
Highest Recorded Temperature: 125.6° F
Basra recorded a temperature of 125.6° F on June 14, 2010. Basra is Iraq’s main port, and the second most populous city in Iraq. Basra is considered the historic location of Sumer, and is also a proposed location for the Garden of Eden. With its high temperatures it doesn’t seem like a great place for a garden; its temperatures make it consistently one of the hottest cities in the world, with temperatures averaging 113° F in the summer.