Friday, January 2, 2015

The village of Yakutsk - Coldest Inhabited Village on Earth!

Welcome to the coldest village on Earth

The Russian village of Yakutsk in Oymyakon
Average temperature for January standing at -50C
 The village is known as the 'Pole of Cold'. Daily problems that come with living in Oymyakon include pen ink freezing, glasses freezing to people's faces and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them

  A woman walks over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk The Village is home to about 500 people
Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Oymyakon village at dawn with a plume of smoke rising from the heating plant. Most people still burn coal and wood for heat. When coal deliveries are irregular the power station starts burning wood. If the power ceases, the town shuts down in about five hours, and the pipes freeze and crack

 A Communist-era monument marking the record-breaking temperature of -71.2 recorded in the village in 1924. It reads 'Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold'

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