Special Report

Coldest Inhabited Places on Earth

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18. Smolensk, Russia
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 24.7 °F
> Coldest month: January (19.4 °F)
> Warmest month: August (63.1 °F)
> Elevation: 784 feet

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17. Gar Ngari, Tibet, China
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 18.3 °F
> Coldest month: January (14.7 °F)
> Warmest month: July (59.0 °F)
> Elevation: 14,039 feet

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16. Fortin Sgto Cabral, Antarctica
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 13.1 °F
> Coldest month: June (12.6 °F)
> Warmest month: February (34.2 °F)
> Elevation: -3,278 feet

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15. Râșnov, Romania
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 15.1 °F
> Coldest month: January (9.0 °F)
> Warmest month: August (47.5 °F)
> Elevation: 8,232 feet