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Verkhoyansk in Russia
Verkhoyansk in Russia is a residence to hardly 1,434 citizens who just dare to stay in the skin biting cold. Located 404 miles from Yakutsk, another cold locale on our list and 1,500 miles south of the North Pole, Verkhoyansk was used to house political exiles between the 1860s and early 20th century. January the average temperature is minus 56 degrees F (minus 48.9 degrees C) and mean monthly temperatures stay below freezing from October through April. In 1892, residents recorded the still all-time low of minus 90 degrees F (minus 67.8 degrees C).