The world is an amazing planet. It has got all sorts of things and places which might be beyond the imagination of the common people. This particular article deals with some names which have been considered as the coldest places in the world. What more surprising is the fact that despite its extreme weather conditions and temperatures lives continues to thrive here. Read further through the list of top 10 coldest places in the world and get to know more about its climate.
Top Ten Coldest Places in the World
Here are some of the coldest places in the world that has been recorded as the top ten coldest places in the world.
1. Vostok, Antarctica
Located 1,300 Km from the Geographic South Pole at the centre of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, Vostok is is a Russian Antarctic Research station. With -128.6 F it is one of the coldest places in the world. Since its location near the Southern Pole of inaccessibility and the South Geomagnetic Pole, it is one of the optimal places to observe changes in the Earth’s magnetosphere. The station typically contains 25 scientists and engineers in the summer whose number drops to 13 during winter.
2. Plateau Station, Antarctica
Once stuffed and operated by the National Science Foundation and United States Navy, Plateau Station is currently an inactive American research and Queen Maud Land traverse support base on the central Antarctic plateau. The coldest month of the place is the month of July when temperatures drop till -119.2 F.
3. Oymyakon, Russia
A rural locality in Oymyakonsky district of the Sakha Republic, Russia known to have a subarctic climate with a temperature of -96.0 F and is the third position among the top 10 coldest places in the world. The name has been derived from the Oymyakon River and has a thin population of 472. The station is at 750 meters (2,460 ft) and the surrounding mountains at 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), causing cold air to pool in the valley.
4. Verkhoyansk, Russia
Situated on the Yana River, near the Arctic Pole and 675 kilometres from Yakutsk, Verkhoyansk has a population of 1,311 and extreme temperature of -89.8 F. Verkhoyansk has a dry climate with little rainfall or snowfall and is the coldest place in the Northern hemisphere. During January and December there are 0.0 sunshine hours through months and temperature changes with the alternation of the seasons with the passage of time.
5. North Ice, Greenland
North ice is the name of a research station which was once occupied and expanded indeed by the British North Greenland Expedition between the times 1952 to 1954. The coldest month this place experiences is the month of February with unbearable low temperature of -86.8 F. The temperature here went below -59.4ºF on 16 different days during a two-year period, making it one of the consistently coldest places in the world.
6. Eismitte, Greenland
Eismitte which in English means Mid-Ice was the site of an Arctic expedition in the interior of Greenland from July 1930 to August 1931. The place is located at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) and has a low temperature of -84.8 F.
7. Snag,Yukon, Canada
Off the Alaskan Highway, 25 kilometres south of Beaver Creek, Canada, Snag is a village with a dry weather. It was the site of a military airfield, established as part of the Northwest Staging Route but closed in 1968. The sky is full of fog at this place and the weather is very chill and freezing one with temperature of -81.4 F and the coldest month of this place is January.
8. Prospect Creek, Alaska, US
A home to numerous mining expeditions several years ago, Prospect Creek is a very small settlement approximately 180 miles (290 km) north of present day Fairbank. Despite its extreme temperature of -79.8 F, wild life and local flora and fauna can be seen here. Prospect Alaska was somehow expanded because of the construction of trans-Alaska but now when the weather conditions are even severe, this place has become much smaller than before.
9. Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada
Fort Selkirk in Yukon, Canada is an established settlement and home to the Selkirk First Nation. It is one of the oldest settlements in the Yukon, and it was believed to have been established in the 1850s. It is an important stop along the Yukon River and today, it is managed as a historical site by the Yukon Department of Tourism and the Selkirk First Nation. It is the ninth coldest place according to the top ten coldest places in the world with temperature of -74.0 F.
10. Rogers Pass, Montana, US
Rogers Pass rises 5,610 feet (1,710 m) above sea level and is located on the continental divide in the US state of Montana. This is a favourite place for birds flying towards East along with winter animals such as Swans, Canadian geese, golden eagles, bald eagles and snow geese. The coldest month of this place is March and April with a temperature of -69.7 F.