5 Coldest Countries On The Planet

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It is true that there is nowhere on the earth that could possibly be colder than Antarctica, but to find the 5 coldest nations in the world you will need to check out the northern hemisphere. The most frigid landmass in the world is in fact not a country, but some of the following chilliest nations can all be located above the Arctic Circle, approximately 4,600 miles above the equator. However, latitude is only one of the various elements, as well as elevation above sea level and ocean currents that impact the medium temperature of a country.

1. Russia

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Throughout her history, Russia has seen winters that have literally halted invading armies in their tracks. In Europe by 1812, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had conquered the majority of the continent. But rather than sue for peace with the French dictator, Tsar Alexander chose to let the ghastly climate of Russia’s winter deal with the French intruders instead. The Russian summers within the tundra are very short, with rain and snow that pay a visit to the enormous land stretch for at least 2/3 of the year. During 1974 there was a record breaking temperature in Siberia of 96 degrees below zero Fahrenheit that had been documented. It can’t be denied that Russia is by far the coldest nation on the globe.

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Юганские юрты. Март 2013.

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