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Which is the coldest inhabited area on Earth? Oymyakon - Facts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Oymyakon - The coldest inhabited area on Earth

Oymyakon in Russia is considered as the most coldest inhabited area on Earth.The average temperature here is minus 50 °C ( -58 °F).

This remote village is 435 miles ( 700.07 Kilometers ) away from Yakutsk which is the regional capital of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of Russia. Yakutsk has recorded the most lowest winter temperatures of any city in the world.

Oymyakon Facts
  • This is the coldest inhabited village on Earth
  • This place have an average temprature of minus 50 °C ( -58 °F)
  • This place is very close to North pole
  • The lowest temprature recorded at Oymyakon was minus 71.2 °C (minus 96.16 °F) and it was in the years 1924
  • The locals prefer eating meat as no crops can be caultivated here due to this frozen climate
  • Here winter seasons are long and the summers are short.
  • Here day length varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in June.
  • Population is Less than 500
  • Here the ground is permanently frozen (permafrost)
  • Highest recorded temperature is 34.6 °C (94 °F)
  • Here most toilets are outhouses because the frozen ground makes it difficult for doing indoor plumbing

BBC Video on Oymyakon

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Oymyakon Photos

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Read from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oymyakon

Formulae to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius ( °F to °C ) : Subtract 32, then multiply by 5, then divide by 9
Formulae to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit ( °C to °F ) : Multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32

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