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Welcome to the coldest village on Earth

People's Daily Online)  09:07, February 04, 2013  

A woman walks over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk Village of Oymyakon, which is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. (

Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online

If you think it is cold where you are at the moment, then a visit to the Russian village of Oymyakon might just change your mind. With the average temperature for January standing at minus 50 degrees Celsius, the village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. Known as the “Pole of Cold”, the lowest ever temperature recorded in Oymyakon was minus 71.2 degrees Celsius.

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