Monday, April 01, 2013


Oymyakon is a rural locality in Russia. The village has the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location. Temperatures can plummet to -71C (-95.8F), so cold even planes cannot land there in winter. The valley of Oymyakon in northeast Russia is known as the 'Pole of Cold' and with an average January temperature of -50C (-58F).

Here's a great article and photo collection on the place.

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