Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth (Video)

Oymyakon Siberia

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.

Learn more from Wikipedia.

Source of photo with permission from:- http://www.travel-tour-guide.com/
There are some fantastic photo’s from all over the world on this web site well worth the look.
For more photo’s on Oymyakon Siberia:- http://www.wideview.it/travel/Yakutia_2007/en_oymyakon.htm

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8 Responses to Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth (Video)

  1. Jill says:

    I would not survive this place even for a visit, I would be sitting in front of the open fire place, and would not move. Had a look at the pictures, they do give you a great perspective of the people. Loved the video.

  2. Ian says:

    Man that’s cold.

  3. travelrat says:

    Well, what do you know? There *is* somewhere colder than the Southampton bus station! 😀

  4. malc50 says:

    I’m happy living north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere! No snow, no frosts, …. beautiful one day, perfect the next!

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