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The coldest cities in the world are located in the far northern latitudes where the strong arctic air is persistent. Because of this, the normal low temperatures can be double digits below zero.
5. Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Located in the northern part of Russia, it is normal for this city to experience -30°C frost. Despite the cold, they have reindeer races in the tundra.
4. Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Located at the northeastern region of the People’s Republic of China. It is called the “Ice City” because of the dry and freezing cold during winter that can go as low as -40°C
3. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Once known as the heart of the continent, Winnipeg is at the center of Canada. The city is home to around 60,000 Pinoys. During the winter time, it can get as cold as -45°C. Despite being cold during the winter, this multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals.
2. Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia
Also located in the northern part of Russia, the city experiences extreme conditions as low as -50°C. There are about 300,000 people living in this city, rich in diamonds and wooly mammoth remains.
1. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
This city is located at the south of the Arctic Circle. There are 1000 Pinoys living there as of 2011. They would have very cold winters and mild to warm summers. The cold can reach up to -55°C.
Rhose Harris-Ghalia from Arctic