The World List of Natural Sites of Tourist Attraction

One of the coldest places on Earth and the coldest area to be inhabited all year round is Oymyakon – “The Pole of Cold”. Inhabitants live in an area where the temperature can reach -70С (-95F).

The valley of Oymyakon in Yakutia (northeast Russia) is known as the Pole of Cold and with average January temperatures of -50C, it is no wonder the village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. The coldest ever temperature recorded in Oymyakon was -71.2C. This is the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location on Earth and the lowest temperature recorded in the Northern Hemisphere. This area truly experiences the ‘Siberian winter’ as it is known around the world.

Oymyakon - the pole of cold Oymyakon - the pole of cold

Location: Oymyakonsky District, Republic of Sakha, Russian Federation

The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions:   2018

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