10 Coldest (Lowest Temperature) Places on Earth

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  • Post last modified:December 12, 2021

The Coldest Places on Earth are found in the North and South Pole, the record-breaking temperatures found in Antarctica, Russia, Alaska, Greenland and USA. These are the lowest temperatures ever recorded in any area on Earth. Typically, the low-temperature recorded places are uninhabited and extremely difficult to live in.

Vostok, located in Antarctica, is the coldest place on Earth, and there are hundreds of places where temperatures remain below zero all year, humans surviving in some of the coldest areas. You can imagine how cold and terrible it is in cold locations, and how an average human would survive without modern suits and equipment.

1. Vostok, Antarctica

It is a Russian Antarctic research station at the southern pole, about 1,300 Km from the Geographic South Pole, with the lowest measured temperature of – 128.6 F, the Station is at 3,488 meters above sea level, it records the least temperature in the month of July.

Temperature (F): -128.6 F
Location: Vostok, Antarctica

South Pole, Antarctica, Photo by NOAA on Unsplash

2. Plateau Station, Antarctica

The Station was the American research base used until January 29, 1969, and located on the central Antarctic Plateau, it is also the place of the world’s coldest measured temperature the recorded least temperature is – 99.8 F.

Temperature (F): -99.8 F
Location: Plateau Station, Central Antarctica

3. Oymyakon, Russia

Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District in Russia and 30 Km northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. It stands at an altitude of approximately 750 meters above sea level, The Russian scientist reported the lowest temperature above – 96.2 F.

Temperature (F):-96.2 F
Location: Oymyakon, Tomtor, Russia

4. Verkhoyansk, Russia

Verkhoyansk is a small town in Russia, located on the Yana River, 675 Km from Yakutsk, and the total population is 1311. The lowest temperature recorded there in 1892 was – 90.0 F.

Temperature (F): -90 F
Location: Verkhoyansk, Russia

5. Northice, Greenland

It was the research station of the British North Greenland Expedition from 1952 to 1954 with an altitude of 2,345 meters above sea level. The lowest temperature recorded in this place is – 87 F in January 1954.

Temperature (F): -87 F
Location: Northice, Greenland

TIny Town in Greenland, Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay

6. Eismitte, Greenland

This is an Arctic Expedition in the interior of Greenland and is located 402 Km from the coast at the altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level. The coldest temperature was recorded during the expedition was about – 85 F.

Temperature (F):-85 F
Location: Eismitte, Greenland

7. Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada

Fort Selkirk is an abandoned trading station on the Yukon River in Canada, where many of the buildings and the fort are still standing. There is no road access, so most tourists arrive by boat. This town claimed an even lower temperature of – 85 F.

Temperature (F): -85 F
Location: Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada

Glacier in Yukon region in Canada, Image by brigachtal from Pixabay

8. Snag, Canada

The snag is the Village situated off the Alaska Highway about 25 Km south of Beaver Creek in Yukon in Canada. In 1947 the lowest temperature recorded was about – 81 F.

Temperature (F): -81 F
Location: Snag, Yukon, Canada

9. Prospect Creek, USA

This isolated settlement in the United States has a total size of 48 square miles and a total elevation of 1,014 feet above sea level. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature (F): -80 F
Location: Prospect Creek, USA

10. Rogers Pass, USA

Rogers Pass stands at the height of 5,610 feet above sea level and is located in Lewis and Clark Country in Montana of USA, lies on the range of Rocky Mountains. The record temperature ever recorded in 1954 of – 70 F.

Temperature (F): -70 F
Location: Rogers Pass, USA

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