With an extreme subarctic climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold. On February 6, 1933, a temperature of -67.7 °C (-90 °F) was recorded there. This is the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location on Earth. It is also the lowest temperature recorded in the Northern hemisphere. Only Antarctica has recorded lower official temperatures with the lowest being -89.2 °C (-129 °F) near the Russian station of Vostok. The actual weather station is in a valley between Oymyakon and Tomtor. The station is at 750m and the surrounding mountains at 1,100 meters, causing cold air to pool in the valley.
Its name in the Sakha language means “non-freezing water”; due to the presence of a natural hot spring nearby. The ground there is permanently frozen.
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