30 December, 2015

What is the northernmost city in the world?

Here is a list of northernmost inhabited places by increasing population:

82º N: Alert, Canada – population 0-5. Northernmost inhabited place.

79º N: Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway – population 35. Northernmost year-round inhabited place.

78º N: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway – population 2,075. Northernmost town of over a thousand.

71º N: Tiksi, Russia – population 5,063. Northernmost town of over five thousand.

70º N: Hammerfest, Norway – population 10,217. Northernmost town of over ten thousand.

69.7º N: Tromsø, Norway – population 71,295. Northernmost city/town of over fifty thousand.

69.3º N: Norilsk, Russia – population 175,000. Northernmost city of over a hundred thousand. Arguably the northernmost city.

68.9º N: Murmansk, Russia – population 307,000. Largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

60.6º N: Helsinki, Finland – population 600,000. Northernmost city over five hundred thousand.

60º N: St. Petersburg, Russia – population 4,900,000. Northernmost city over a million.

55º N: Moscow, Russia – population 12,000,000. Northernmost metropolis over ten million.

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