10Yakutsk, Russia

Topping the list is Yakutsk, the capital city of the Sakha Republic in Russia. Situated in the heart of Siberia, Yakutsk holds the distinction of being the coldest city on Earth. With temperatures often dropping below -40°C (-40°F) during the winter months, life in Yakutsk revolves around combating the freezing cold. Despite its harsh climate, Yakutsk is a vibrant city, with bustling markets, cultural festivals, and a rich heritage shaped by its indigenous Yakut population.