OYMYAKON, COLDEST INHABITED PLACE ON EARTH

April 08, 2018

The coldest inhabited place on earth is Oymykon located in eastern Siberia. According to the NASA the lowest ever temperature on earth was recorded on the East Antarctic Plateau. A new record of minus 93.2 C (minus 136 F) was set Aug. 10, 2010.
However it is just an uninhabited place of Antarctica. On 6 February 1933, a temperature of minus 67.7 C (-90 °F) was recorded at the weather station in Oymyakon positioned in deep Siberia, northeast Russia. This is the lowest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, and is the lowest temperature ever recorded for any permanently inhabited location on Earth. Oymyakon is a rural locality (population 500) of the Sakha Republic, Russia. The village is located along the Indigirka River, 30 kilometers northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. In Oymyakon sometimes the average minimum temperature for January, February and December remains below -50 °C (-58 °F). Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk are the only two permanently inhabited places in the world with recorded temperatures below -60.0 °C (-76 °F) for every day in January. Oymyakon has never recorded an above freezing temperature between October 25 and March 17. (Image: the city of Oymuakon/Gabrioela Simion)