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Al Aziziyah

Al Aziziyah äl äzēzē´yä [key] or Azizia ăzĭzē´ä [key], town, NW Libya, near Tripoli. It is a major trade center of the Jifarah plain. Al Aziziyah was long considered to have recorded the highest shade temperature on earth, 136°C (57.8°C), in 1922, but that record was disqualified in 2012 by the World Meteorological Organizaton.

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