coldest inhabited place on Earth
Arrival - Welcome to the coldest inhabited place in the world!
Location - This is the city of Oymyakon, which is located in the Sakha Republic, Russia.
Oymyakon - The territory is part of Siberia, a region well-known for its low temperatures.
Population - Oymyakon has a little more than 900 inhabitants.
Temperature - In winter it is usual for temperatures to reach as low as -58°F (-50°C).
Vehicles - For vehicles to work, heaters are used to increase the temperature in car garages.
Frozen cemeteries - If someone dies in the city, before the funeral, the ice must be melted, because it is practically impossible to dig into the frozen ground.
Harsh winter - The local resident added that the cold is so intense that his dog once got his tongue stuck in a barrel of water.
History - These cold temperatures are not a recent phenomenon. Oymyakon has been registering very low temperatures for some time.
Record - According to The Weather Channel, the lowest temperature on record dates back to 1924.
Cold - According to the source, in 1924 the temperature reached -91°F (-71.2°C).
Daylight - During winter, which lasts five months, the city only has 5 or 6 hours of daylight per day.
Mining is the region's main economic activity. The main stones extracted are gold and antimony: very rare metals.
Experience - For those who are not used to the cold, it must be difficult to think of living or even visiting such a freezing place.
Tourism - But Oymyakon attracts many tourists looking to experience the extreme cold.
Attractions - But it's not just the thermal sensation that visitors experience. They can also visit the region's mountains and lakes.
New record - In January 2018 the Sakha Republic recorded another record temperature: -89°F (-67°C).
Would you dare to visit the coldest city in the world?