Meghalaya, India is the wettest place on Earth. Image credit: Rajesh Dutta

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Coldest inhabited place on Earth

Alert, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. Nunavut Alert has a polar climate. The weather is very cold with extremely cold winters, and there is snow cover for 10 months of the year. The sea the also covered by ice most of the year. During winter the temperature might drop to freezing 50 degree Celsius.

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Alert Nunavut in Canada.

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