The Coldest and Hottest Inhabited Places on Earth

Last Modified: Sat Apr 02 2016 16:53:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • -71.2°C
    The all-time record low temperature (-96.16°F) was recorded in Oymyakon, Russia in February of 2013. Known as the "Pole of Cold", this northern Russian village averages -51°C in January. This small town has a population of approximately 500 people. Although it’s very cold there in winter, people still continue to live their lives and students attend school, unless it gets lower than -52 degrees Celsius (-61.6 Fahrenheit). Sometimes it gets so cold at night that birds freeze.
  • -56.7°C
    The hottest temperature was record in Death Valley, Southeastern California (134.06°F). The name of the place says it all, Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. (134.06 Fahrenheit). Although Death Valley is very hot during the day, at night the temperature often drops below freezing.