Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Oymyakon, The Coldest Village In The World

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Oymyakon is a rural locality in Russia. The village has the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location. Temperatures can plummet to -71C (-95.8F), so cold even planes cannot land there in winter.

The valley of Oymyakon in northeast Russia is known as the 'Pole of Cold' and with an average January temperature of -50C (-58F), it is no wonder the village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.