The Coldest Places on Earth

The Coldest Places on Earth

The Earth is very interesting. There are extremely hot but also extremely cold places. At Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, United States of America was recorded the highest temperature on Earth with 56.7°C (134°F) on July 10, 1913. The lowest recorded temperature on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) on July 21, 1983, at Vostok Station in Antarctica.

Here is a short list of some of the coldest places on Earth:

Oymyakon, Russia

Oymyakon is the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. The lowest temperature is −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F), recorded in 1924 at Oymyakon’s weather station. Here the ground is always frozen.

Eureka, Canada

Eureka is a Canadian research base on Ellesmere Island near the North Pole. It has the lowest average annual temperature of −18.8 °C (−1.8 °F). However, the summer temperatures are slightly higher, but never exceeded 20.9 °C (69.6 °F).

Denali, Alaska

Denali, also known as Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America, located in the Alaska Range, United States of America. The lowest temperatures can reach -60 °C (-75 °F) but if there is a wind the temperature can drop to -83 °C (-118 °F). These temperatures can freeze humans in an instant.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar is considered as the coldest national capital with an average annual temperature of -0.4 °C (31.3 °F). The cold temperatures are not a serious problem for its 1.3 million residents.

Vostok, Antarctica

The lowest temperature in Antarctica is recorded in the Russian research base founded in 1957. The World Meteorological Organization, pick −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) on July 21, 1983. This is also the lowest accurately measured natural temperature on Earth.

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