Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia

Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia

Oymyakon, Russia is widely believed to be the coldest inhabited place on the planet. The town is home to 500 people, who withstand an average winter temperature of minus 58 degrees (minus 50 Celsius).

The Washington Post reported last year that most of Oymyakon’s bathrooms are outhouses because the ground is too frozen for pipes. And at fish markets, sellers don’t need freezers – the fish are frozen just from being outside.

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