Top 10 Coldest Places on Earth 

Alaska, USA

In today’s Article, we will tell you about the 10 coldest places in the world.

10. Stanley, Idaho, USA

Stanley, Idaho, USA

This place is a town located in Idaho State, USA. Its population only consists of 69 people because of the extreme cold weather.

Here the lowest temperature is recorded as -47.8°C. The unique thing about this place is that both summers and winters are extreme.

The reason is that Stanley Town is located between a valley, and the cold winds are captured in between the valley due to surrounding snow mountains, making this place even colder.

9. Alaska, USA

Alaska, USA

This place is located in Alaska state, USA. There was a time when thousands of construction workers who were hired to work on Alaska’s oil pipeline system used to live here. However, this place is now empty and uninhabited. The average temperature here is -26°C, while the lowest is -62.1°C.

8. Snag, Yukon, Canada

Sang is a small village located in Yukon (Canadian Territory) across North West part of Canada. The lowest temperature recorded here is -63°C. According to the latest census, the population in this village is now Zero, and the reasons are winter snowstorms and extremely cold weather conditions, due to which snow lasts for several months.

7. Eismitte Greenland

This place is located in Greenland. As opposed to its name, Greenland is one of the coldest countries in the world. Eismitte is also called Mid-Ice. Between 1930 and 1931, expeditionists used to come here for an Arctic Expedition when extreme temperatures claimed the life of a German Scientist (Alfred Wegenger).

The lowest temperature recorded in this area was -64.77°C. Only a few tourists now visit this place as no daily activities are possible due to the much lower temperature.

6. Verkhoyansk, Russia

Many of you people would already be familiar that Russia is among the coldest countries in the world. And Verkhoyansk is among the coldest towns in Russia. This place holds two records in the world.

1) For being the coldest in the world

2) being the warmest in the Arctic Circle.

The lowest temperature recorded here was -67.8°C and the maximum was 38°C.

5. North Ice, Greenland

North Ice, Greenland

This place is located in the North of Greenland. A research station was established here from 1952 to 1954. The British North Greenland Expedition group established this research station, and there was a trend of expeditions from 1952 until 1954 to this place.

However, this research station is now completely abandoned. The lowest temperature recorded here was -69.6°C. The winters here are so cold that in 5 minutes without shell clothing and heavy covering, a person can get hypothermia, frost-bite and may even cause death.

4. Denali, Alaska

This mountain peak is located in Alaska’s mountain ranges, also known as Mount Mckinley. This is one of North America’s highest peaks and is 20,310 feet above sea level.

Denali national park is located in the middle part of this area. The lowest temperature recorded here was -73°C, while the temperature goes further down due to icy winds and may cause death.

3. Fort Selkirk, Canada

This place once used to be a trading post on the Yukon River at the confluence of the Pelly River. Nowadays, this place is known as a historical site and has become uninhabited.

One of the reasons to abandon this place was a highway bypass which caused the traffic to slow down, while the other reason was extreme cold weather. The lowest temperature ever recorded here was -74°C. Nowadays it’s almost impossible to visit this place by road.

2. Vostok, Antarctica

This place is in Antarctica, and a Russian research station was established here. This research station was established in 1957 and is abandoned nowadays.

This research station was mainly established for the Ice Core Drilling process to research weather, Earth’s magnetosphere, and volcanic activities. The lowest temperature ever recorded here was -89°C.

1. Dome Fuji, Antarctica

Dome Fuji, Antarctica

This place is also situated in Antarctica. In 2010, with the help of a satellite, the lowest temperature recorded here was -93.2°C, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

The summer temperature rarely rises above -30°C, and the average temperature in winter remains up to -80°C. The climate is a cold desert, with arid conditions and an annual precipitation of about 25 millimeters which falls as ice crystals.

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