World’s Most Extreme Places
Our Earth supports diverse amount of lives than any other planet. With different environment across different parts of the earth, we have come up with a list of some of the world’s most extreme places. This list covers the most extreme locations from coldest to hottest location to most polluted and much more.
If you are a traveller who wants to explore the earth by looking at its extreme locations, then go through the list and find out the extreme places of the world.
Vostok Station, Antarctica : Coldest place in the world
Antarctica with a population somewhere between 1000 and 4000, is a land of extremes. It has recorded the coldest temperature on earth as on 21 july 1983 i.e -89.2°C. This is the coldest as well as the driest continent on the planet which is reachable only through ice-strengthened vessels.
Death Valley, California : Hottest place in the world
With 56.6°C in 1913, A Death Valley located in Eastern California has become one of the hottest places in the world. Till now, this temperature is the highest temperature ever recorded in the world.
Mawsynram, India : Wettest place in the world
Mawsynram, an indian town, receiving an average rainfall of 467 inches every year. Consequently, it has become the most wettest place in the world. In 1985, Guinness Book of World Record gave this title to Mawsynram after seeing 1,000 inches of rain in a single year. As a result, this place has taken place in the list of the most extreme places in the world.
Atacama Desert, Chile : The Driest Desert
Atacama desert, stretches on the pacific coast of South America, is awarded as the driest place in the world. It recorded less than 1 mm/year of annual rainfall and is that much dry that NASA decided to test its Mars rover in this place.
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand : Place with the longest name.
With 85 characters in the name, this place has become the place with the longest name in the world. While in english, this place’s name means “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one”. Although, it is known as “Taumata Hill” by the locals.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia : Flattest place in the world.
Located in the Southwest of Bolivia, this place is the largest salt flat in the world. It is covering about 4000 square miles of area. Salar de Uyuni contains around 10 billion tons. Hence, this place in the list of extreme places in the world.
Tokyo : Most populated place
With the population of 37.8 million people, tokyo has become the most populated place in the world. Even after prediction of decline in population, tokyo can hold this position until 2030. While, Tokyo is modern, stylist and full culture. But also, the tightly packed city. Even though, it is in the list of the safest place in the world in 2015.
Bishop Rock, England : The Smallest Island
The Bishop Rock is the smallest island in the world. It is also known for its Lighthouse. It is around 46×16 meters long as well as it is located 4 miles west from the Isles of Scilly. Consequently, it is considered one of the extreme locations.
Veryovkina Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia : Deepest cave in the world
Veryovkina Cave, 7257 feet down the earth, is the deepest caves in the world. Also, it is around 8 miles long cave. This is one of the two caves extending more than 2 kilometers.
Singapore : Most expensive place in the world
From five years in a row, Singapore has held the position of most expensive place in the world. But now in 2019, Paris and Hong Kong has also joined Singapore in the list of the extreme places of the world. This listing is done after evaluating the cost of over 150 items.