The Death Valley is the warmest place on the Earth as it holds the record for the hottest air temperature ever recorded. It is situated in the Mojave Desert in California, USA. The area hit a record air atmospheric temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius (134 degrees Fahrenheit) in 1913. Today, Death Valley holds the record for the highest temperature of 134 degrees. Many animals, including snakes, reptiles and mice, live here.