If you like sun and and warm weather you will surely be interested in the sunniest capital cities in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Amount of sunny days around the globe and days of sunshine per year by country, of course, depend on the position of a particular place on Earth (particularly on the angle of sun rays that hit the Earth’s surface) with the Equator receiving the most solar radiation. However, while going further north or south the amount of this energy falls.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the sunniest capital cities in the world from their list.
The first one is Kabul, Afghanistan, where the hours of shine per year are 3085. Although the average annual temperature in Kabul is 54˚F, having both cold winters and warm summers, it is among the sunniest capital cities in the world with 3085 hours of sunshine per year. The second capital city on our short list now should be N’Djamena, Chad, where the hours of shine per year are 3137. The amount of sunshine in this city is one of the reasons for it being very hot (with an annual average temperature of 82.9˚F) and very dry, belonging to a semi-arid climatic belt and tropical very dry biome. The third city should be Cairo, Egypt, where the hours of shine per year are 3451. Apart from having the three famous pyramids, Cairo also takes the third place on our list with 3451 hours of sunshine. Moreover, Egypt is definitely one of the sunniest countries in the world. At last, but not least let’s see Windhoek, Namibia, where the hours of shine per year are 3605. Even though Windhoek is among the sunniest capital cities in the world, and belonging to semi-arid climate, the average annual temperature is pleasant 66.8˚F.