This world is considered the masterpiece of nature. If there is light in some parts of the world then at the same time there is darkness in the other parts of the world. If some parts of the world are receiving high rain then at the same time there are different parts of the world that are facing shortage of rains. This is the distribution of nature and we cannot deny this reality. Likewise if some parts of the world are facing hot weather then at the same time there are different other parts of the world which are facing the coldest temperatures and some parts even facing the temperature below the freezing level.
Surviving in the cold environment is quite difficult and tough thing. In order to survive in the coldest places in the world, the humans have had to adopt their environment and lifestyle significantly. In some parts of the world, where there temperatures fall below the freezing level, everything freezes at such low temperature, from electronics to gasoline to pen ink. In that parts of the world, where there temperature fall below the freezing level the batteries even lose power and pipes crack under pressure which is exerted by ice and snow. There are different types of research studies that have clearly shown and identified different parts of the world as the coldest places of the world. The life in those parts of the world is considered quite tough and difficult as special arrangements are required to liver there. In Ojmjakon, which is a coldest place of the world, children are not allowed to play outside for more than 20 minutes at a time during typical winder season. There are certain places in the world where temperature can fall below even -50 degree Celsius. At this temperature, even lungs of human body can freeze and collapse. Despite all these difficulties and hardships, humans have found ways to survive at the coldest places in the world. Many of the coldest places in the world now attract tourists that are eager to see the coldest weather.
Among coldest places of the world, the Antarctica takes the position at number one. It is considered as the coldest place of the world to live in on earth. This place of the world has no match with other places of the world as far as the coldest temperature record is concerned. At the Plateau Station, temperatures can easily plummet to -84 degrees Celsius and the average annual temperature normally reaches to -36 degrees Celsius. So far, the coldest temperature reached to -89.4 degrees Celsius on 21 July 1983 at Antarctica. There are different types of research reports that have shown this fact that scientists are the only humans to live on Antarctica for months at a time and they normally stayed there only in Summer.
After Antarctica, there comes the name of Siberia. Of all inhabited areas, the Siberia is considered as the most difficult and coldest place to live in on earth. Due to global warming, the temperature of Siberia has changed slightly yet its average temperature reaches to more than -51 degrees Celsius in January. Oymyakon, in Eastern Siberia has an average winter temperature of -45 degrees Celsius and this place has recorded the lowest temperature at – 71.2 degrees Celsius. There are different types of research reports that have shown this fact that this area is so cold that empty plastic bags taken outside freeze within minutes and then crack like glass.
In short we can say that weather is changing is changing again and there are some insanely old places where people are actually living. The citizens of these coldest places (like Verkhoyansk and Yakustk) live very different and difficult life as compared to the other places of the world. It is often seen that drivers in those cities leave their cars idling outside in the parking lot for hours while they shop for long time. We have selected this article in order to discuss some coldest places of the world.
Coldest Places of the World
1. Verkhoyansk, Russia
It is considered as one of the coldest place of the world to live in on earth. This place has low residency ratio and according to a census conducted in 2011, there were hardly 2,893 residents in this place. This place was founded as a fort in 1638 and it served as a regional hub in cattle breeding and tin and gold mining. This place is located at 1,500 miles south of North Pole and 404 miles away from Yakutsk which is also another coldest place of the world. According to different types of research studies, the average temperature is – 50.4 degrees F. It means that monthly temperature of this place stays below the freezing level from October through April. It is said about this place that residents of this place recorded the lowest temperature of – 90 degrees F.
2. Oymyakon, Russia
This is also another coldest place of the world. It is situated in Russia. This place witnessed a lowest temperature of – 90 degrees F on 6th February, 1993. This place also has low residency ratio due to extreme weather conditions. This place has a well developed tourist department which has promoted the town as a perfect destination for adventure travelers who are hungry for a taste of the extreme.
3. International Falls, Minn.
This place is also included in the list of coldest places of the world to live on earth. Like other coldest places of the world, the occupancy ration is also low in this part of the world. This place sits on the border between U.S and Canada and according to a census conducted in 2011, only 9,389 people live in International Falls. The temperature of this place remains below the freezing level for more than 2 months a year. This area gets lot of snow (about 65.5 inches of annual snowfall.
4. Yakutsk, Russia
This place is also considered as the coldest place of the world to live in. This place is well-known to fans of the board game Risk as that funny country between Siberia and Kamchatka. There are different research studies that have shown this fact that world’s coldest temperature outside of Antarctica was recorded not far from Yakutsk in the basin f the Yana River. During winter season, the average temperature of this place remains below the freezing level and it starts to drop to freezing level in September and it does not come back till May. During January, the average high temperature in – 34 degrees F. This place witnessed record low temperature of – 81.4 degrees F. This place has numerous theaters, museums and even a zoo.
5. Hell, Norway
Hell is also considered as another coldest place of the world. This place is located in Norway and it has gained notoriety for the combination of its name and sub-arctic temperatures. The average temperature of this place remains below the freezing level at about – 20 degrees F. Tourists are now moving to this place as this place has many things to attract. This place has coldest temperature from December to March of every year.
6. Barrow, Alaska
This place is also included in the list of coldest places of the world to live in. It is the northernmost city in the United States and is just 1,300 mils south of the North Pole and 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle. This place also has small occupancy ratio and faces the super cold and windy winters. It is said about this place that sun sets at the end of November and does not reappear until the end of January. The temperature of this place remains below the freezing level for more than six months a year. This place is also an economic hub of the North Slope and many of its resident work in the energy industry. This place can only be assessed by aircraft or by sea.
7. Vostok Station, Antarctica
This is also considered as one of the coldest place on the earth. The Russian research station is where the lowest recorded temperature was taken at – 89.2 degrees Celsius. Antarctica is famous all over the world as the coldest place of the earth. This place is also famous as the windiest and has the highest overall elevation of any continent in the world. It is also said about the Antarctica that it receives about 90% of the ice in the world. The Vostok Station in Antarctica receives almost no rainfall, making this place technically a desert.
8. North Ice, Greenland
This place is also included in the list of coldest places of the world. This place is also considered as the coldest region in the Western Hemisphere. This place witnessed lowest temperature of – 66 degrees Celsius. North Ice is a British research station which is located in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet. This place of the world has lowest population as there are certain difficulties which make this place hard to live in.
9. Snag, Yukon, Canada
This place is located in the Yukon Territory in Canada. It is considered as the coldest place on the North American continent. This place has recorded lowest temperature of – 63 degrees Celsius. This place gets cold because the mountains block the warm air from the Pacific Ocean. This place is also very famous among tourists due to its charming attraction and beauty.
10. Denali, USA
This place is also considered as one of the coldest place of the world. Denali or Mountain McKinley is considered as the highest peak in North America and this mountain has long been considered as the coldest mountain on earth. This place has severe winter season which comes with certain difficulties and problems to the residents of this area. The normal temperature of this place remains at the range of – 40 degrees Celsius.