In many places around the world, the thick ice and snow cover year round hold ground. Here’s what are the 10 coldest places on the planet:
- Denali/Mt.McKinley, Alaska
Denali (known until last year as Mckinley) is a peak located in the northernmost parts of the Cordillera mountains. It is located on the territory of the State of Alaska in Denali National Park and brings the glory of the coldest mountain range in the world. The tip soars 6168 m above sea level. On December 1, 2013 weather station recorded a temperature of-59.7 ° C and even in the summer the temperatures are a maximum of -22.9 ° C.
- Eureka, Canada
Unless you are a scientist or an exclusive adventurer, you probably haven’t been to the island of Elsmi″r. He was part of the Nunavut Territory and has an area of 196 235 sq. miles. In the western part of the island lies the Eureka research base, where the lowest recorded temperature was-55,3 ° C and the average temperature is about-18.8 ° C.
- Station Amundsen – Scott South Pole
Not only in the far North have low temperatures. American research station Amundsen-Scott South Pole is known as the most southern place on Earth. Due to its unique location, the sun rises and sets only once per year, as a result of which here take turns 6 months day and 6 months night. The lowest recorded temperature was-74 ° C (1957).
- Verkhoyansk, Russia
Unlike the previous locations, verkhoyansk, Russia has a year-round population of around 1300 inhabitants. The city is known for its extreme low temperatures in winter(-45.4 °C) and high temperature differences in the seasons. In summer, the mercury could reach -16.5 ° C.
- Prospect Creek, Alaska
Prospect Creek is a small town that was once home to a number of mining camps for expeditions and 27 000 people participated in the construction of the main pipeline. Here is measured and the lowest temperature in the United States – January 23, 1971, reached a record low temperature of 62 ° C. Despite the harsh climate, here can be seen bears and bald eagles.
- Ulan bator, Mongolia
Ulan Bator is the largest city and the capital of Mongolia, which became the most populated city (the number of residents is more than 1.3 million) with extreme low temperatures. Summers are warm and short, followed by a very cold and dry winter. The lowest recorded temperature here is-54 ° C. Since the city is located in an area where the land is deep frozen, construction is particularly difficult. That’s why many of the residents live in the suburbs in traditional yurts.
- Oymyakon, Russia
The Russian city of Oymyakon is officially recognized as one of the coldest places on the planet with the permanent population. The number of inhabitants is about 500 people and they have to survive temperatures of -67,7 ° C.
- Northice, Greenland
There’s no way Greenland not to be included. 85% of its territories are covered in snow and ice and temperatures are rising slightly above zero only in July. NorthIce was the name of a former British research station, where in 1954, they measured temperature of -87 ° C.
- Snag, Yukon, Canada
Canada is a very cold place and city Snag undoubtedly contributes to this reputation to remain intact. It is located in the territory of Yukon and created during the gold rush in the Klondike. On February 3, 1947, Snag puts the record for the lowest temperature ever recorded in continental North America (-63 ° C).
- Vostok Station, Antarctica
The Russian research station Vostok in Antarctica is the record-breaking for the lowest measured temperature on Earth. On July 21, 1983, the indicated temperature is 89,2 ° C.