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Coldest Place On Earth

Published June 21, 2016
The southern pole of inaccessibility - 878 km (546 mi) from the South Pole - is the most remote point on Antarctica and the coldest place on Earth in terms of average annual temperature.
The southern pole of inaccessibility is the point on Antarctica that is furthest away from the continent's coastline. The site lies at an elevation of 3,718 m (12,198 ft), 878 km (546 mi) from the South Pole and around 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from the nearest ocean. Since the southern pole of inaccessibility is so far away from the coast the average annual temperature is the lowest on Earth - an icy -58,2 °C (-72,8 °C). There is an abandoned Soviet research station from 1958 here, and an eerie statue of Lenin.
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