Dallol located in north Ethiopia is the hottest inhabited place in the world. Each day, the temperature can reach 41.1 degrees Celsius. Dallol is also one of the most remote places in the world. The only way to visited Dallol is by riding a camel.


Dallol is a settlement in northern Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 2 in the Afar Region Afar Depression, a height of about 130 meters below sea level. Dallol currently holds the record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, where an average annual temperature of 35 ° C (96 ° 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 roomates travel to the area to collect salt.


In this region there is also a volcano of the same name that is Dallol, which last erupted in 1926. Dallol volcano, hidden under a layer of salt in the Danakil desert in Ethiopia region. Around here there are Dallol volcano hot springs, mountains of sulfur and acid pools are enclosed by mountains of salt. The combination forms one of the most bizarre on Earth.


Dallol  is one of the most remote and there are no people living in this area. Dallol name is taken from the local Afar language means “destruction”. Bright colors that appear around the site comes from sulfur, iron, salt and other mineral substances.


Toxic gas regularly escapes from the numerous fumaroles and geysers, often without warning. Around the area the remains of small animals overcome by the fumes can be found. The gases do, however, also escape through permanent spurts – you can see them on the surface of the poison water pools, accompanied by a strange gurgling noise.

The local population stays away from the volcano, regarded as the abode of evil spirits.

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