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Iakutsk (129.75E 62.04N) was the location of an airstrip in eastern Siberia. It was part of the America-Siberia air bridge for Lend-Lease.
Iakutsk was founded over three centuries ago on the Lena
River. Though rich in natural
resources, the area is extremely isolated, with no rail connections until the
21st century. The city is
perhaps the coldest major city in the world, with average winter
temperatures of -29F (-34C). Permafrost
is a major hindrance to construction. Oddly, summer temperatures
can exceed 90F (30C).
Times (24 July 2013)
the world's coldest city?" The Guardian (28 Jan 2018)
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