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8 of the World’s Least Hospitable Places

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8 of the World’s Least Hospitable Places

 

Whether it be from pollution, extreme weather, or natural phenomena, the following are some of the places you probably aren’t so keen on living in. But, amazingly enough, people do! Check out some of the most inhospitable places on earth.

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1. Oymyakon, Russia

Population: 472

Oymyakon, Russia has the dubious honor of being the coldest populated place on the planet. The city lies smack dab in the middle of two mountain ranges, which trap in the bitterly cold air. How cold are we talking here? Well, the average monthly temperature is below freezing for 7 months of the year (an average of -51 degrees Fahrenheit in January!)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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9:57AM PDT on Jun 14, 2015

Thank you Katie.

2:51PM PDT on May 20, 2015

well its been 5 months plus since I read this so I guess its okay again.

1:52PM PST on Dec 31, 2014

20 points again.........

1:52PM PST on Dec 31, 2014

wow, cannot believe that my last response was still the most recent......

12:15PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

noted. 20 credits. thanks.

2:10AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

oh I really wanted to read this article but can only get up the first place.

4:14AM PST on Jan 30, 2014

thank you for sharing

11:18PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

@ Fi T. your dog's picture is so adorable! What kind of breed is it?

2:26PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

The workplace, surely... ;-)

12:05PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

It seems pollution and extreme cold and heat is the way to get on this list of undesirable places. I can hope that the pollution will someday be cleaned up at least.

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