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Old 09-23-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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And as someone mentioned before, Harbin, China (pop 5.2 million, metro 10.6 million) with an average winter temperature -12C, but as low as -38C.


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Every town and city in the area has an ice festival, but Harbin's is the world's largest:


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Old 09-23-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I believe the Edmunton Canada is the furthest north major city.
Nope. Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Stockholm are all farther north.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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They are not megacities, but Yakoutsk, Rykjavik and Gogthaab /Nuuk have pretty extreme climates.
Same thing for (on the hot side) Abu Dhabi, Kuweit City, Mecca, Aden, Mogadishu, Khartum, Kinshasa, Bangui, Libreville, Mumbay, Delhi, etc, etc
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Cranston, US
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That is a very cool looking city.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:00 AM
 
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^Yep, it also has a Russian old town back when it was temporarily in Russian hands:


http://onestep4ward.com

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Beijing is extreme due to the horrific weather. Ignore the latitude thing, but the fact it's on the edge of steppe, taiga and desert. Great place to put a defensive capital against the Mongols and trade links to north and central Asia, terrible place in terms of weather.

Winter is brutal, most days under 0C but the wind chill cruel - despite temperatures of -20C, no snow
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Yeah, a couple of years ago friends of mine had visitors from Beijing and their kids (fairly young) had apparently never seen snow. Which I found surprising given that city's low winter temperatures. But it's true - it's freezing cold but it almost never snows.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Honestly, I think most of the Japanese cities are in extreme locations. The risks of earthquakes and tsunamis are awfully high in almost all of them.
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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^Yep, it also has a Russian old town back when it was temporarily in Russian hands:


http://yewenyi.net

http://onestep4ward.com

- Stefinasia

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Didn't think anything like this existed in China. I must visit defintely
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks for the posts!

I'd say Harbin is definitely extreme climate wise with its brutal winters.
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