Top Ten Coldest Countries

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We all like to snuggle up beside the fireplace in winters but the climate of these countries is unbearable. Even when the sun is out, it is dull and keeps the citizens freezing through the years! Here are our top 10 coldest countries and places on earth in no particular order.


1. Antarctica

This is the coldest country of all in the world. Antarctica is a desert. The only difference is that it consists of ice rather than sand, and, obviously, rather than it being hot, it is cold. 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice. For the use of comparison, Antarctica is twice the size of Australia. It is not only the coldest, but the driest and windiest continent, that has the highest level of elevation. The coldest temperature there ever was in Antarctica is −89 °C.


2. Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering approximately one eighth of it. Russia shares boarders with countries such as Ukraine and Latvia, having 143 million people as residents. Winters are very cold and long in Russia, having temperatures cross -40 degrees. Summers are always a slight relief, but we could still see temperatures of rain in the month June, and people wearing winter jackets at that time of year.


3. United States of America

United States is probably not the third coldest country in the world, but who could forget Alaska? We see cold winters nonetheless, and windy cities, such as Chicago. Chicago is, after all, “The Windy City”. But Alaska is the coldest continent there is in US, having temperatures as cold as below 60 degrees. It is a definite hazard for those who live there.


4. Canada

We all thought Toronto was the capital of Canada because it is one of the largest cities in the country. But we thought wrong. Ironically enough, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. With Canada being located not too far from United States, no wonder it is one of the coldest countries as well. Canada is a great place, but the freezing, windy, dry weather make it difficult to adjust. The summers are warm, but they are so short, that they are hard to get used to. In the winter, we wait impatiently for the summer. In the summer, we get ready for the 40°C temperature.


5. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan was formerly known as the Republican of Kazakhstan, and previously neighbored by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. It became an independent country in 1991. Like Canada, Kazakhstan is known to be culturally diverse. It is also known for its brutal winter season. The coldest city is Astana. The rainfalls are extremely harsh and erratic. It is impossible to step out of the house during the winter season without losing a toe or two. The only relief out there is the mild summer season.


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