10 Hostile Places Where People Shouldn’t Live But They Do



As the famous Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson once said – ‘The tenacity of life is truly amazing’. Life wants to live, and it will find a way to do so under any conditions. By examining our own planet, we see that there are many extremely hostile conditions prevalent in nearly every continent. Despite these hostile conditions, life finds a way to survive and sometimes even thrive amidst it. Human beings manage to live in these testing situations as well, and this list features 10 of the most hostile places where people still continue to live.

1.Dallol, Ethiopia


Dallol contains the lowest land volcano in the world. The temperature in this area is consistently over 40 degree throughout the year and the only way to travel through the land is on the back of camels. It has been a mining town for a very long time and a small population of people still live here.

2.Norilsk, Russia


Norilsk in Russia is doubly dangerous for two reasons. The place is extremely cold all year long, and it has a massive pollution problem due to manufacturing units in the region. If the cold doesn’t get you, the pollution surely will.

3.La Oroya, Peru


La Oroya in Peru is one of the most dangerous places in the world, simply because of the amount of smelting that occurs here. It is one of the most polluted places in the world and almost all the children that live here suffer from dangerous amounts of lead poisoning.

4.Motuo, China


Nearly 10,000 people live in the Motuo valley in China, and it is a wonder how they manage to do so. There is no road access to this place whatsoever, and people have to hike through dangerous mountains in order to get in and out of the valley.

5.Oymyakon, Russia


Russia is known for its frigid winters and Oymyakon is one of the coldest places in the country. The average winter temperature here is a shocking minus 60 degrees Celsius, thereby earning the title of the North Pole of cold. Nearly 500 people still live here and they face some truly unusual problems such as their ink getting frozen due to the cold.

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