The Coldest Inhabited Place On Earth

Ruslan, 35, loads blocks of ice onto a truck outside Yakutsk

The remote Russian town of Oymyakon (in the northeast corner of the country) has a weather forecast of -15°C for the next few days, earning it the nickname “Pole of Cold.” (In February 1933, a temperature of -67.7°C, or -90°F, was recorded at the weather station there, making it the lowest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, according to the Telegraph). This isn’t the coldest temperature recorded, however; the South Pole’s polar plateau average temperature is -49.4°C, according to Lonely Planet.

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