Did you know that Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest place on earth with an average of 4,015.3 hours of sunshine each year? If you visit, you have a 90% chance of being greeted by sunshine, no matter the season. Yuma is situated on the confluence of the Colorado and Gila rivers, creating a lush, fertile land. Every season is growing season. In fact, 90% of the United States’ lettuce is produced in and around Yuma.

The least sunny place is Totoró, Colombia. That may be surprising because people tend to imagine South America being a beach paradise. In truth, the mountainous nature of the region causes a wild variety of weather conditions.

This infographic by Sleepopolis.com visualizes sunshine duration hours around the world. Sunshine duration measures the total number of sunshine hours annually, which gives a general impression of how cloudy a city is.

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World Cities Ranked by Average Annual Sunshine Hours

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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