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Oymyakon (Russia)
Oymyakon in Russia

Oymyakon (Russian: Оймяко́н) is a village (selo) in Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River. Population: 800.[citation needed] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 285 pixelsFull resolution (3347 × 1193 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kemerovo Vladivostok Khabarovsk Nizhny Novgorod Birobidzhan... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Types of inhabited localities in Russia, Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states have certain peculiarities with respect to the English language traditions. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Capital Yakutsk Area - total - % water Ranked 1st - 3,103,200 km² - negligible Population - Total - Density Ranked 58th - est. ... The Indigirka River (Индигирка in Russian), a river in Sakha in Russia. ...

Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold, because on January 26, 1926, a temperature of −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F) was recorded there (however, this fact is arguable because the temperature was not directly measured but obtained by extrapolation). This is the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location on Earth. It is also the lowest temperature recorded in the Northern hemisphere, except for an unofficial lowest recorded temperature of -73.5C recorded with a minima thermometer near the Mount Mc Kinley, in Alaska. Only Antarctica has recorded official lower temperatures with the lowest being −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) near the Russian station of Vostok. The Poles of Cold are the places in the Northern and Southern hemispheres where the lowest air temperature was recorded. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere contains most of the land and about 88-90% of the human population. ... Vostok, Antarctica is a Russian research station located near the Geomagnetic South Pole (see South Pole), at the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. ...

Its name in the Sakha language means "non-freezing water"; due to the presence of a natural hot spring nearby. The ground there is permanently frozen. Sakha, or Yakut, is a Turkic language with around 363,000 speakers spoken in the Sakha Republic in the Russian Federation. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or... In geology, permafrost or permafrost soil is a thermal condition where ground material stays at or below 0°C for two or more years. ...

Oymyakon has also been featured in at least two TV series—firstly in the episode The Winter's Tale of the 1996 PBS weather documentary series Savage Skies (USA version narrated by Al Roker, UK version narrated by actor Ian Holm), secondly in Oxford geographer Nick Middleton's television series and accompanying book on people who live in extreme climates discusses his visit to this village, and describes ways in which inhabitants cope with the extreme cold. Middleton describes how Oymyakon lies between two mountain ranges, trapping cold air in between the entire year[1]. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Albert Lincoln Roker (born August 20, 1954) is an American television broadcaster, best known as the weather anchor for NBCs Today show. ... Sir Ian Holm Sir Ian Holm CBE (born 12 September 1931), born as Ian Holm Cuthbert, is an English actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nick Middleton is a physical geographer and supernumerary fellow of St Annes College, Oxford. ... Going to Extremes and Surviving Extremes are television programmes made for Channel 4 by Nick Middleton. ...

External link

  • (English) Oymyakon Expedition

Further reading

  • Middleton, Nick Going to Extremes: Mud, Sweat and Frozen Tears.
    • Channel 4 books, 2001, hardcover, ISBN 0-7522-2016-0
    • Pan Books - Macmillan UK, 2003, paperback, ISBN 0-330-49384-1.

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