Top 5 Coldest Places on Earth

Different parts of the world have different climatic conditions. Places like the Sahara Desert are intolerably hot while others such as Antarctica & Siberia are incredibly cold. Listed below are the ’5 coldest places on Earth’.

This list includes a maximum of 2 places per country.

5. North Ice, Greenland

Greenland

Lowest Recorded Temperature (F) -87.0 F
Lowest Recorded Temperature (°C) -66.1 °C

North Ice is a name of a former research station of British North Greenland Expedition (1952-1954) which was setup on the inland ice of Greenland. North Ice is at an altitude of 2,345 metres above sea-level.

4. Verkhoyansk, Russia

Polyus Cholada, Pole of Cold of the northern hemisphere, monument at the entrance of Verkhoyansk, Russia.

Lowest Recorded Temperature (F) -93.6 F
Lowest Recorded Temperature (°C) -69.8 °C

Verkhoyansk  is a town in Verkhoyansky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is near the Arctic Circle & is situated on the Yana River. Even though it’s small town with only around 1300 people; Verkhoyansk has a river port, an airport, a fur-collecting depot, and a reindeer-raising area.

3. Oymyakon, Russia

1 km. from Oymyakon, Russia

Lowest Recorded Temperature (F) -96.2 F
Lowest Recorded Temperature (°C) -71.2 °C

Oymyakon is a village in the Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia & has a population of nearly 700 people. It is the coldest permanently inhabited areas on Earth. The average winter temperature is -45°C.

To know more about Oymyakon, head over to Wikipedia.

2. Sovietskaya, Antarctica

Sovietskaya, Antarctica

Lowest Recorded Temperature (F) -124.1 F
Lowest Recorded Temperature (°C) -86.7 °C

Sovietskaya was a research station in Antarctica which operated from February 1958 to January 1959. It was used for International Geophysical Year’s research work. The surface elevation at the research station was approximately 3,662 m.

1. Vostok, Antarctica

Vostok Research Station, Antarctica

Lowest Recorded Temperature (F) -128.6 F
Lowest Recorded Temperature (°C) -89.2 °C

Vostok is a Russian Research Station in Antarctica & is located at the Southern Pole of Cold. It was named after the ship of Fabian von Bellingshausen, an Antarctic pioneer. The station is at 3,488 meters (11,444 ft) above sea level and is one of the most isolated research stations in Antarctica. The research at this station includes ice core drilling and magnetometry.

To know more about Vostok, head over to Wikipedia.

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