The coldest place on the world

You have no idea what everyday problems have residents of the coldest city on the world, where average winter temperature is minus (yes, you’ve read right, MINUS) 60 degrees Celsius. There are almost no plants, but they have all the toilets outside of the houses. It is hard to believe, but some people really live in such situation.

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Journalist and photographer Amos Chapple had to really squeeze his teeth to make this stunning photos and offered us highlights from this unimaginable life in the coldest city on the world.

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

This is the Russian town Oymyakon, where winter temperatures are truly around minus 60 degrees Celsius. The coldest winter was in 1924, when there was a record of minus 71 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature that was ever measured in any populated place on the world. Despite the brutal temperatures in winter, the summers are hot. The temperatures rise over 30 degrees Celsius and the day lasts up to 21 hours, while in december the day length is only about 3 hours.

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Oymyakon

In the town of Oymyakon lives 500 residents and due to extreme weather they encounters with unique everyday problems. Because of the cold there is no vegetation so the eat mostly horse meat, fish and reindeer meat. The town has one store where the residents can buy supplies and necessities for everyday life. They keep their house warm with coal and firewood. The toilets are outside of the houses, despite the extreme cold. Their schools close down only if there is below 52 degrees Celsius. In winter locals leave their cars running whole day, because otherwise they won’t start again. It often happens that even the ink in pen freeze. They don’t have mobile network and if someone dies, it takes about three days to dig a hole. If they can see what a mess cause us just a little snow, the would probably laugh at us.

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

The outside toilet. Foto: Amos Chapple

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

the coldest place on the world oymyakon russia town

Foto: Amos Chapple

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