Top 10 Most Dangerous Places On The Earth

2. Verkhoyansk, Russia

The communist-era monument marking the record-breaking temperature of -71.2 recorded in the village in 1924. The reads "Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold." Journey to Oymyakon, the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. The village was originally a stopover for reindeer herders who would water their flocks from a thermal spring. Known as the "Pole of Cold" the town of 500 once recorded a temperature of -71.2. Average temperatures in January are -50c. PHOTO BY AMOS CHAPPLE / REX FEATURES **NORTH/SOUTH AMERICA OUT**


Verkhoyansk is a town in Verkhoyansky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Yana River near the Arctic Circle, 675 kilometers (419 mi) north of Yakutsk. 

Verkhoyansk is notable chiefly for its exceptionally low winter temperatures and some of the greatest temperature differences on Earth between summer and winter. Average monthly temperatures range from −45.4 °C (−49.7 °F) in January to +16.5 °C (61.7 °F) in July. Mean monthly temperatures are below freezing from October through April and exceed +10 °C (50 °F) from June through August, with the intervening months of May and September constituting very short transitional seasons.

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