Special Report

Coldest Inhabited Places on Earth

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14. Mortschach, Austria
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 10.8 °F
> Coldest month: January (7.2 °F)
> Warmest month: August (40.8 °F)
> Elevation: 10,200 feet

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13. Kars Merkez/Kars, Turkey
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 13.3 °F
> Coldest month: January (6.4 °F)
> Warmest month: August (70.2 °F)
> Elevation: 5,823 feet

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12. Golmud, Haixi, Qinghai, China
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 11.2 °F
> Coldest month: January (6.3 °F)
> Warmest month: July (49.1 °F)
> Elevation: 14,879 feet

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11. Karasjok, Norway
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 7.8 °F
> Coldest month: December (4.3 °F)
> Warmest month: July (56.1 °F)
> Elevation: 436 feet

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10. Aasiaat, Greenland
> Avg. temperature of 3 coldest months: 5.7 °F
> Coldest month: February (1.4 °F)
> Warmest month: July (43.3 °F)
> Elevation: 135 feet