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Top 10 Coldest Asian Countries

Try to name the coldest countries in Asia based on average annual temperature.
For the years 1991–2020. Source.
Russia is given since it lies in both Europe and Asia
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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° C
Country
° F
-3.8
Russia
25.2
0.8
Mongolia
33.4
2.6
Tajikistan
36.7
2.8
Kyrgyzstan
37.0
5.7
Bhutan
42.3
7.2
North Korea
45.0
° C
Country
° F
7.3
Kazakhstan
45.1
7.9
China
46.2
8.1
Georgia
46.6
8.6
Armenia
47.5
10.0
Nepal
50.0
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Level 76
Apr 23, 2017
China gets really hot in summer, so I'm amazed it only averages just under 7 degrees.
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2017
It gets really hot only in the big cities, which consists of a small area. For the vast majority in the west or the north, like cities of Urumqi, Hohhot and Harbin, they only have about 3 months of frost-free period.
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2017
"For the vast majority in the west or the north, like cities of Urumqi, Hohhot and Harbin, they only have about 3 months of frost-free period."

That's a massive exaggeration. I used to live near Harbin, and the summers there were pretty damn hot. You'd also get about 6-7 frost-free months, not just 3. It's also not just the big cities that get really hot either - pretty much all of China excluding really mountainous places like Tibet get really hot in the summer. It's just that places like NE/NW China & Tibet get extremely cold in the winter.

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Level 70
Jun 8, 2017
Can conform Hohhot is not that cold. It is generally hot in the summer. Only in the winter does it become cold, around October or Novermber to March or April.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
I lived in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in the far northeast. Winters are long and brutal there, but the summer is very hot.
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Level 74
Apr 21, 2021
Hohhot more like Hohcold.

I will see myself out

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Level 32
Jun 4, 2021
Hohnotthatcold
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2017
It's a very simplistic method. They only take the highest and lowest temperature measured in the whole country every day to calculate the average annual temperature.
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2017
Probably pretty cold on top of Everest
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Level 46
Feb 3, 2018
gosh I thought that it said a slimpistic method
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
I had a feeling it was something like that, because even for very cold countries, these average temperatures are really low.
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Level 66
Nov 17, 2020
China has extreme heat and cold. And having no central air or heaters only makes it worse.
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Level 91
Apr 25, 2017
It's a simplistic method that takes average annual temperature for the country as a whole, not factoring in where the clusters of population happen to live.
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Level 56
Jun 8, 2017
If the placement of population were considered, all the averages would be very different.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2017
But why would population locations be relevant? The quiz is about temperatures within a country, not about temperatures where most people experience them.
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Level 61
Jun 9, 2017
Simplistic but logical.
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Level 51
May 1, 2017
I like this one!
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Level 74
May 4, 2017
georgia colder than nepal? wow.
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Level 69
May 24, 2017
Yes, Georgia was the coldest state in the confederacy, absolutely.
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2017
Which confederacy?
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2018
Georgia state.
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Level 89
Dec 6, 2019
The Confederation of Mullets.
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Level 78
Jun 8, 2017
When in doubt doing JetPunk, make sure you know at least one spelling of Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 52
Jun 8, 2017
Easy, just don't use vowels to start with and then add "stan"
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2017
Sometimes 'y'...
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Level 45
Apr 2, 2020
kyr - gyz - stan boom!
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Level 48
Oct 30, 2022
At the future, there's probably a "stan" country that has a keyword smashing name, for example: kzebjaxienstan
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Level 58
Nov 2, 2020
I only found that "kirga"stan works when making a quiz myself, use it every time even if I feel a bit stupid.
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Level 40
May 30, 2021
Kirgistan is accepted too.
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Level 66
Nov 21, 2023
Kirgfdsufhhgusfhgisgnisstan is also accepted.
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Level 39
Jun 8, 2017
I just missed North Korea
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Level 41
Jun 8, 2017
Pretty straight forward, keep them coming
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2017
Good quiz, well made.
+1
Level 37
Jun 8, 2017
How about the Kurdish Zagros Mountains of Iran
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2018
Aww... always forgot about the Federal Republic of the Union of the Kurdish Zagros Mountains of Iran..
+1
Level 61
Jun 8, 2017
10/10 first try oh yeah
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2017
I am surprised South Korea is not on the list. Suffered through some brutal winters there. . .
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2017
Couldn't think of Bhutan, I knew it started with a B.
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Level 25
Jun 11, 2017
Georgia and Armenia are in Europe....
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2018
JetPunk, the ultimate authority on many issues including this one, considers them to be in Asia. But to be honest it is arbitrary. Just as long as you have Germany in Europe, South Africa in Africa and Japan in Asia, I don't really care where you draw the exact borders.
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Level 88
Aug 27, 2019
It's really not that arbitrary...at least no more so than any political boundary. Geographically, the border between Europe and Asia is widely considered to be the Ural mountains, the Caucasus mountains, and the Bosphorus Strait. Georgia and Armenia are south of the Caucasus mountains, so are geographically in Asia, even if they may be more closely associated with Europe culturally.
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2019
Why are those the boundaries? In order for it not to be arbitrary you need to give a reason other than "that's just where the border is generally considered to be". Boundaries between continents are not primarily political, though they can be implicated in some political decisions such as which countries are eligible to enter the EU, and political boundaries are sometimes a lot less arbitrary (though some are even more arbitrary and just lie along some parallel or meridian).
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Level 88
Aug 28, 2019
That's why I qualified my statement by saying it was no more arbitrary than other boundaries. You can argue why Europe and Asia are even two separate continents. Because people widely agree they are, that's why. The Ural mountains and the Caucasus mountains are huge natural barriers between areas generally considered to be Europe and those generally considered to be Asia. Where else would you put the boundary if you are considering them different continents?
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2019
No it’s not. Simple.
+6
Level 62
Jan 7, 2018
South Korea won't allow the cold from North Korea to get through their checkpoint... (sorry, I couldn't resist!).
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
When I said Nepal, I was gonna Type Bhutan...But then accidentally typed Brunei, Thinking it was Bhutan..so I was like " Who could this be?"
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Level 57
Jan 29, 2019
Kyrgysztan and Tajikistan spellings so annoying...
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2019
Kyrgyzstan***
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2019
Turkey?

Its pretty cold near the black sea parts and north eastern parts

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Level 79
Aug 27, 2019
In Suzhou where I live the heat index often well exceeds 40˚C in the summer (just like it did yesterday, and the day before)
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Level 49
Aug 28, 2019
If you give Russia because it's in both Europe and Asia, why don't you give Georgia and Kazakhstan? They're in both continents as well :P
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Level 36
Aug 29, 2019
Was expecting Japan in there. :^(
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Level 36
Sep 15, 2019
why is north korea on there but not south korea
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Level 49
Sep 15, 2020
Probably for the same reason Boston is colder than NYC, Edinburgh is colder than London etc
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Level 61
Nov 5, 2019
You should allow for alternatives spellings of Tajikistan. Annoying to get it wrong when you have it.
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Level 58
Nov 2, 2020
how do you spell Tajikistan? And how do you spell Kyrgyzstan right but not Tajikistan?
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2020
Man I nailed this one, go me!
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2021
Got North Korea with 1 second left
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Level 40
May 30, 2021
More people got Tajikistan and Kyrgystan than Bhutan or Armenia? Wow.
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Level 60
May 28, 2023
Most people probably think of Central Asia. Armenia is further west and Bhutan is south near India, which people might associate with warm temperatures.
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Level 67
Dec 26, 2021
56 seconds
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Level 45
Jul 17, 2022
Incredible how I managed to get all right but China.
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Level 22
Jan 17, 2023
Russia is not from Asia, but their place are in Asia, it is just the capital is from Europe.
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Level 1
Jan 17, 2023
chine, mongolie, tadjikistan, georgie je les ai tapé (correctement j'ai vérifié 3 fois) mais ca ne marche pas je suis le seul?
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2023
Up until today, I'd thought I'd taken this quiz. Clicked on it to see I'd earned no points. . .
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Level 53
Jan 17, 2023
Don't give us Russia. We are smart enough to know it's in two continents.
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Level 60
May 28, 2023
I'm sure there would be numerous complaints if it wasn't included... you can't please everyone.
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Level 15
Jan 19, 2023
pretty easy
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Level 51
Nov 29, 2023
free points