LARGEST CITIES NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
There are 10 cities with a population of around 30,000 or more which are north of the Arctic Circle and therefore have at least one day per year when the sun never rises. All of these cities are in Russia (mostly the northwest) or Norway. In contrast, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle in North America is Barrow, Alaska, with only around 4,000 people. While the cities below are quite cold, most still have a milder climate than anyplace north of the Arctic Circle in North America (in fact, Bodų, Norway has an average annual temperature of 41 degrees, which is 20 to 30 degrees higher than most populated locations in North American north of the Arctic Circle, and most of the Russian cities listed are in somewhat milder European Russia instead of Siberia).
1. Murmansk, Russia
2. Noril'sk, Russia
3. Vorkuta, Russia
4. Tromsų, Norway
5. Apatity, Russia
6. Severomorsk, Russia
7. Bodų, Norway
8. Moncegorsk, Russia
9. Kanadalaksa, Russia
10. Kirovsk, Russia
Source of Population Data: Thomas Brinkhoff: City Population, http://www.citypopulation.de (most recent year available)
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