By Sandra Birungi
The coldest village in the world, Oymyakon which is also called the ‘Pole of Cold’ is found in the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia.
Sakha recorded the coldest tempretures in the northern hemisphere in the village of Oymyakon according to the United Kingdom Met Office. A temperature of -67.8 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) was registered in 1933 – the coldest on record in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the 20th century.
Oymyakon has a population of 500 and has no mobile phone signal. Locals eat horses and reindeer because nothing else grows. For their cars to work, they have to keep them running for hours. They also can’t wear glasses or use ink pens because they both freeze.
Oymyakon closes if temperatures drop below -52C.