5. Fraser, Colorado
Fraser, Colorado is a small town, located at an altitude of more than 2,600 m in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA, with a population of about 1,000 people ( according to the 2000 census ). Located near the famous ski area of Winter Park, Fraser is one of the coldest winters in the United States. The average annual temperature here is 0 degrees Celsius (32.5 degrees Fahrenheit). In summer, in mid-June the temperature can reach -1 degrees Celsius.
Previously, International Falls struggled quite fiercely with the town of Fraser, Colorado, to gain the nation’s ” ice bucket ” brand . Meanwhile, International Falls has a colder winter, while average annual temperatures are lower in Fraser. In 1986, the two cities came to a final agreement, International Falls paid Fraser $ 2,000 to give up the title. 10 years later, because International Falls did not extend, Fraser applied to the federal government to retain this title. After years of lawsuits, International Falls finally won.
6. International Falls, Minnesota
It is known as the ” ice box ” of the country by the cold weather all year round. International Falls is also listed as the coldest region in the United States. International Falls, Minnesota is located between the US and Canada border, according to the census there are 6,703 people. Winter in International Falls is very long with an average annual temperature of -3.3 degrees C. In January, temperatures often fluctuate at -16 degrees Celsius and in a year there are about 60 nights in the region. This hits the 0 degree mark.
The record low temperature recorded here is -48 degrees Celsius . In addition, snow falls a lot, so every year International Falls receives 1.6 m of snow. In July, the temperature here is only 18 degrees Celsius and hot days the temperature up to 32 degrees but only counted on the fingers.
7. Oymyakon, Russia
Only 350 km from the Arctic Circle, Oymyakon is extremely cold, especially in winter and is said to be one of the coldest places on the planet. Located 750m above sea level with temperatures around -71.1 degrees Celsius, Oymyakon is a village in Oymyakon Sky district, Sakha republic. In the past, Oymyakon used to be home to about 210,000 people, but now it has been reduced to only 472 people. This is because many people have moved to warmer villages. People living in Oymyakon often have to leave the car in the state of starting all day because they worry the engine will not restart.
8. Verkhoyansk, Russia
Verkhoyansk, Russia is a remote place deep in Siberia, with a population of 1,434 people ( according to the 2002 census) . This outback town is one of the eight harshest climates in the world . Just over 2,400 km from the North Pole, Verkhoyansk used to house politicians’ exile in the early 20th century. In the spring, the temperature in Verkhoyansk falls to about -45 degrees Celsius. Currently, the temperature of Verkhoyansk is -40 degrees Celsius is still rain. People here live by raising cattle, exploiting tin and gold. The average temperature in winter is -48 degrees Celsius, the coldest ever recorded is -66.7 degrees Celsius.