The Frozen Village of Oymyakon
Oymyakon, located in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia, is the coldest permanently inhabited place in the world. The remote village, which has a population of around 800, registered a ferocious minus 71.2 degrees in 1926.
This place is freezing! It’s so cold, locals say that birds freeze to death in mid flight.
The name Oymyakon means “non-freezing water” because of the natural hot spring close to the village.